Lindsay Graham: U.S. Senate is ‘where ideas go and die’

By David Ferguson
Monday, December 31, 2012 19:15 EDT
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Monday on Fox News, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) said that the U.S. Senate no longer functions as a governing body, but is rather “where ideas go and die.” He called the Senate’s performance with regards to the fiscal cliff “embarrassing.”

“The Senate doesn’t function anymore. The House has passed three or four bills to avoid sequestration to save the military from these cuts to deal with the fiscal cliff. If you don’t like the House’s product, bring it on the floor of the Senate and let’s change it,” Graham said.

“Let’s start being legislators instead of just a place where ideas go and die in the United States’ Senate,” he continued. “It’s embarrassing to me to be in the most deliberative body in the world and not be able to have a debate about how the fiscal cliff drama should end.”

Watch the clip, embedded via Politico, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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