GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham refuses to say Trump can be trusted with nuclear codes

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham was just on CNN, where he was asked whether we can trust Donald Trump with the nuclear codes.

Graham refused to answer.

So the CNN anchors asked Graham again, does Graham trust Trump with the nuclear codes, yes or no.

Again, Graham refused to answer.

CNN: Do you trust Donald Trump with the nuclear codes?

GRAHAM: You know, right now, I think Mr. Trump has rattled the American people with his judgment and temperament. He’s gotta prove to the American people he can be commander-in-chief. Here’s the one thing I can say…

CNN: Was that a yes or no?

GRAHAM: I don’t, I’m not voting for him or Hillary Clinton.

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9 Responses to “GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham refuses to say Trump can be trusted with nuclear codes”

  1. Blogvader says:

    I get a little chuckle seeing posts like this one, Becca, especially from people who support either major party.

    There is a lot we could do but we all, collectively, keep voting for the oligarchical system we have out of little more than sheer cowardice.

  2. Blogvader says:

    I’m not sure it really matters.

    They, like Democrats, will line up and vote straight ticket come November.

  3. Mr.Microcurries says:

    If your interested in more peaceful pursuits of nuclear power than bombs, check out this great video about radioactive items that are in your own home making life better and in some cases, like smoke detectors and exit signs, may eventually save your life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTIvoTiTTSU

  4. Gerald Parks says:

    Holy shit!

    These GOP/Republicans are not doing everything in their considerable power to stop this nomine from having access to nuclear weapons ?

    Oh … my bad …orange is not the new Black!

  5. Demosthenes says:

    Imagine if Sen. Graham (who is not running this year so his risk is minimal) had said he supports Hillary Clinton, and that Donald Trump must lose. Instead he says he isn’t voting for either of them, which is a cop-out.

  6. BeccaM says:

    Basically the cowards who could have done something to prevent it, but didn’t. The GOP leadership could have taken steps to prevent Trump’s nomination, but they were afraid it would harm their candidates’ chances in November — and so decided quite consciously to put party ahead of country.

  7. Charles Carey says:

    Graham has been wrong on every aspect of foreign policy and his responses in this interview prove why. UFB

  8. Badgerite says:

    If he cares about this country, he needs to vote FOR Clinton. Period We’ve seen all we need to see on that one. The jury should be in by now.

  9. Colin says:

    Typical. But we are getting a good history lesson here. Now it should be clear how fascism can take root.
    It isn’t the rubes shouting their curses and displaying their hatred for all the world to see. They are easily noticed. It’s the ones in authority who quietly sit back and allow it to happen when they had a voice that could help stop it.

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