The Corner

Sen. Graham Has No Republican Support for Closing Gitmo

Michelle Oddis has the scoop, from Sen. Jim Inhofe (R, Okla.), at Human Events, including this blunt assessment of his colleague from South Carolina (in response to the question whether there is any changing Sen Graham’s mind): “From my own experience, it seems that it is difficult to change his mind on anything — whether it is on cap and trade or GITMO or amnesty. Senator Graham knows how to command media attention for being a maverick, but I wish he was getting that label for taking the right position on these issues.”

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