Lindsey Graham wades into MAGA wing of GOP as Ukraine aid stalls

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) shocked his colleagues and onlookers alike when he voted against the defense supplemental security bill in February.

The decision was a major reversal for Graham, who had spent months working with a bipartisan coalition to get a package aiding Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and the U.S. southern border to the Senate floor. He was an adviser in the bipartisan border security talks for the GOP side before that deal fell apart, eventually becoming an opponent of the bill for lacking a border component. 

Despite making multiple process arguments against the supplemental package itself, Graham was viewed before last month’s vote as one of the Republican Party’s staunchest supporters of U.S. involvement in Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s military invasion. He visited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv last May and slammed the
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