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What is Lindsey Graham’s net worth?
Lindsey Graham is a lawyer and politician who was elected as a Senator from South Carolina in 2003. Lindsey Graham has a net worth of $2 million. Before becoming a senator, he worked as an attorney in private practice, and served four terms in the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district. After seeking and losing the Republican nomination for president in 2016, Graham became notorious for the extreme ups and downs of his positions, including his suck at Donald Trump, whom he had previously despised.
According to Lindsay’s self-released tax return, she earned a total of $2.1 million between 2008 and 2019. According to his first federal finance disclosure in 2008, he had a net worth of $800,000 at the time. In the years that followed, his net worth disclosures have reported a number that fluctuated between $1.5 million and $2 million.
Early life and military service
Lindsey Graham was born in 1955 in Central, South Carolina. His parents, Florence and Millie, ran a restaurant and bar called Sanitary Cafe. Graham is of Scots-Irish descent. He went to DW Daniels High School, and then joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps. After the death of his parents when he was in his early 20s, Graham attended the University of South Carolina so that he could be near home to serve as the legal guardian of his young sister. After graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, he received his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1981.
In 1982, Graham was commissioned into the United States Air Force as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In later years, he served as a defense attorney, and then became the Chief Prosecutor of the Air Force in Europe, with his base in Frankfurt, Germany. After leaving the Air Force, Graham served in the South Carolina Air National Guard until 1995. Concurrently, from 1993 to 1995, he also served in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
US House of Representatives
In 1994, Graham ran for South Carolina’s Third Congressional District seat to succeed Democratic Congressman Butler Derrick. He won the Republican primary with 52% of the vote, and then went on to win the general election with 60% of the vote. Graham was re-elected for three more terms through 2002. During his tenure, he served on the Committee on International Relations, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on the Armed Services.
Graham ran for the Senate in the 2002 election to replace US Senator Strom Thurmond. By winning the Republican primary unopposed, he defeated Democratic nominee Alex Sanders in general. He was re-elected thrice in 2008, 2014 and 2020. Graham has built a reputation in the Senate as a war hawk.
relationship with donald trump
Over the years, Graham has become noted for his hypocritical reversal of positions, particularly with regard to his relationship with Donald Trump. During his run for the Republican nomination for president in 2015, Graham was vocal about his contempt for his opponent. He called Trump a “traitor” and emphasized the fact that he was a xenophobe and a religious fanatic. However, just after Trump’s election, Graham had made a full face, suddenly becoming an ardent supporter of the man he considered unfit for president. He supported Trump’s racist positions and corrupt practices in the White House, and advocated for his re-election.
Corruption after the 2020 election
Following Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, Graham was one of the most outspoken perpetrators of the Big Lie that the election was rigged. Disputing the vote count in Georgia, where Biden won by nearly 14,000 votes, Graham asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to disqualify legally cast mail-in ballots. The phone call was investigated by the Georgia District Attorney, Fulton County, as part of a criminal investigation in efforts to reverse the state’s election results.
Despite being evicted from the Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the right-wing uprising, Graham still voted against the impeachment of Donald Trump, who incited the rioters. Furthermore, in May, he halted the investigation of the rebellion by voting against the creation of an independent commission.
Initially, Graham was known for his willingness to work with Democrats in a bipartisan manner. He voted to confirm President Obama’s Supreme Court candidates Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, criticized the Tea Party, and compromised on issues such as campaign finance reform and immigration reform. However, with the passage of time his position has become more reactionary and extreme. Just a day after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in 2020, she voted for one of her most hypocritical moves, despite her claim in 2016 that Supreme Court vacancies should never be filled in a presidential year.
Among his other conservative positions, Graham is anti-immigration, anti-gun control, anti-abortion, and anti-vaccination. In 2002, he voted for the Iraq resolution, and has since advocated for military intervention in places including Iran, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Libya and Yemen. Graham is also an opponent of LGBTQ rights, and denies climate change.
Graham never married and has no children. He lives in Seneca, South Carolina, where he is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.
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