Lindsey Graham Backs Another Strongman He Once Despised
Plus: How the House Oversight Committee became a content mill.
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Today’s newsletter touches on two items: Lindsey Graham’s rekindled love of the Saudis, and the House Oversight Committee’s content farm.
Lindsey Graham flip-flops (again)
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham spent his Easter break traveling to Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The meeting marks a significant departure from his previous stance on the Saudi kingdom and its heir to rulership. Here is what Graham had to say in 2018 after the revelation that MBS orchestrated the murder and dismemberment of Saudi expat journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi: