Lindsey Graham Probably Just Destroyed the Midterms for Senate Republicans.

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Lauren Elizabeth
4 min readSep 14, 2022


Lindsey Graham, via Al Drago/Bloomberg

To put it mildly, American politics is an absolute hell scape. It’s a system with corruption so deeply engrained within both political parties that we’re literally reaching the point where lawmakers are risking the habitability of the planet in order to protect their stock portfolios and the portfolios of their donors. The greed will kill us, and has left the American people with such a deep mistrust and lack of faith in our institutions that even the last semblance of Democracy left is on the verge of crumbling. Given that reality, suffice it to say we’ll take any good or even just amusing news when we get it and today, we certainly have some.

It appears that GOP Senator Lindsey Graham may have actually destroyed any chance his party has for taking the Senate in 2022 when he introduced a bill banning abortions on the federal level past 15 weeks.

Sarah Ferris with Politico writes:

“…The South Carolina senator chose a uniquely tense moment to unveil his party’s first bill limiting abortion access since this summer’s watershed reversal of Roe v. Wade. It was designed as a nod to anti-abortion activists who have never felt more emboldened. Yet Graham’s bill also attempted to skate past a Republican Party that’s divided over whether Congress should even be legislating on abortion after the Supreme Court struck down a nationwide right to terminate pregnancies…

…And some fellow Republicans said they were highly perplexed at Graham’s decision to introduce a new abortion ban — more conservative than his previous proposals — at a precarious moment for the party.

“I don’t think there’s an appetite for a national platform here. My state, today, is working on this. I’m not sure what he’s thinking here. But I don’t think there will be a rallying around that concept,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). “I don’t think there’s much of an appetite to go that direction.”…”

Ah, you love to see it.

The Republican Party bit off more than they can chew, and Lindsey Graham seems to be one of the few who haven’t realized it yet. The overturning of Roe vs. Wade brought upon an onslaught of backlash across…



Lauren Elizabeth

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