Lindsey Graham's file

Graham

Republican from South Carolina

Lindsey Graham is a U.S. senator from South Carolina, and a close ally of former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True2 (%)(2)
  • Mostly True2 (%)(2)
  • Half True4 (%)(4)
  • Mostly False2 (%)(2)
  • False2 (%)(2)
  • Pants on Fire0(0)

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PolitiFact Sheet: Military spending under Obama and Congress

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Graham promoting himself as foreign policy expert

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina may be the ultimate Washington insider in the Republican race for president — having spent more a third of his life in Congress.

Graham, who was first elected to Congress in 1994, is hoping to build a broad base on one positive aspect of those years of experience: his command of foreign policy. But so far that’s not showing up in the polls.

Graham’s statements have hit the Truth-O-Meter 12 times, earning two each True, Mostly True, Mostly False and False ratings and four Half True ratings. He had no statements with PolitiFact’s lowest rating Pants on Fire.

Click the headline to see a sampling of those checks. 

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We review fact checks on statements by, and about, the former secretary of state ahead of her first trip to the Badger State in her 2016 presidential campaign.