Lindsey Graham in a recorded message says he feels he’s accomplished one of his campaign’s goals and will drop out of the 2016 race for president.
Polling between zero and two percent, Senator Lindsey Graham Monday morning announced he is suspending his campaign, which in other words means he is dropping out of the 2016 GOP presidential race.
Citing his goal of getting his party to realize, he believes, America needs to put boots on the ground to fight ISIS/ISIL, Graham says in a video announcing his decision he feels he has been successful.
“I’m going to suspend my campaign. I’m not going to suspend my desire to help the country,” told CNN. “I’ve hit a wall here.”
“Here’s what I predict. I think the nominee of our party is going to adopt my plan when it comes time to articulate how to destroy ISIL,” the South Carolina Senator added. “We’ve fallen short here, but the fight continues. To those who are doing the fighting, I want to be your voice. To those in the Republican Party who want to win, check my plan out. Hillary, if you get to be President, I’ll help you where I can. I hope you’re not. But if you are, I’ll be there to help you win a war we can’t afford to lose.”
Graham, who has not been shy about his dislike of Donald Trump, calling him at one point “a complete idiot,”Â noted, “I have no intention of endorsing anyone right now.”
Image: Screenshot viaÂ Senator Lindsey Graham/YouTube
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Watch Live: President Biden to Address the Nation in Prime Time Tonight on Texas Elementary School Shooting
President Joe Biden, immediately upon returning to the White House Tuesday night will address the nation on the Texas elementary school mass shooting. 14 students and one teacher were shot and killed. President Biden is returning home Tuesday night from his five-day international trip to Asia.
Biden will speak from the Roosevelt Room slated now to start at 8:15 PM ET.
The President has already issued “A Proclamation Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Uvalde, Texas,” including ordering flags to be flown at half staff.
Watch live here, below:
Watch: Texas Attorney General Suggests Arming Teachers After 15 Shot and Killed at Elementary School
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for arming teachers and “doing more at the school” to prevent school mass shootings, immediately after14 elementary school students and one teacher were shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas.
Paxton, who is in a tight re-election primary runoff race, was speaking to a Newsmax host who noted that Texas is “not a stranger to shootings.”
“Yes, sadly, this has happened again, and it’s a horrible tragedy,” Paxton said, after being asked what efforts have been talked about or taken to prevent school shootings.
“Having one point of entry, making it more difficult for people even to get in that point of entry, and having, potentially, teachers and other administrators who have gone through training and who are armed because first responders typically can’t get there in time to prevent a shooting. This is just not possible unless you have a police officer on every campus, which for a lot of these schools is almost impossible. So I think you’re gonna have to do more at the school because it typically involves very short periods of time and you have to have people trained on campus to react.”
The host talked about hardening schools “so they’re not easy prey for crazy people who go nuts with firearms.”
Defending his call for people to be armed Paxton went on to say people who are “not following murder laws” are “not going to follow gun laws.”
Asked on Newsmax about his solution for school shootings, Texas AG Ken Paxton mentions arming teachers pic.twitter.com/3maBKJ7uR5
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 24, 2022
14 Students and One Teacher Dead at Texas Elementary School Mass Shooting (Streaming Video)
Fourteen students and one teacher are dead, and others have been injured after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
ABC News live video (below) reports “14 dead,” stating Gov. Greg Abbott has made that announcement. ABC News, online, citing multiple sources, reports the shooter is also dead.
CNN confirms 15 are dead:
Horrible news: Fifteen have died in a shooting at Robb elementary school, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who said there are 14 students and one teacher killed. The shooter is dead.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 24, 2022
Streaming video via ABC News:
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