U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham held a town hall meeting on the campus of Clemson University Tuesday night. Around 750 people heard Graham speak on a number of topics including the latest on health care. Graham continued his assault on the present health care bill saying it is not the answer for effective health care reform. “The best way to kill the bill in my view is for the American people to keep speaking out and say we do not want a bill passed through this process and we don’t want the government to run our lives.”
Graham insists that working toward energy independence would enhance the state and nation’s efforts to put people back to work. “The best way to create jobs for Americans in the next 20 to 30 years is through energy independence. That means building nuclear power plants, finding ways to change our cars from gasoline dependent to something else. That would create a lot of jobs. The creation of wind, solar, battery powered automobiles, let it be done in America. let it be done in South Carolina.
Graham was critical of the Obama Administration’s recent handing of national security matters. “I think what the president has done in the last month or two has been devastating for the country. The guy that was captured on Christmas Day from Nigeria that flew through Amsterdam should have been turned over to the military for intelligence gathering. Also if he were to ever be prosecuted, he should be prosecuted in a military court.”