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15 Sep
It’s good to see former VP @JoeBiden is embracing a residual counter terrorism force in #Afghanistan as an insurance policy against the re-emergence of ISIS and al-Qaeda, both of whom still desire to attack American interests and kill Americans.…
@JoeBiden The US intelligence community and US military are strongly encouraging and supporting a small counter-terrorism force remaining in Afghanistan.
@JoeBiden Apparently, Joe Biden is listening and appears to have learned from the mistakes he and President Obama made in Iraq when the ordered a full and complete withdrawal.
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8 Sep
Great news for South Carolina!

I am very pleased President @realDonaldTrump listened to the desires of South Carolina and included our state in the extension of the current moratorium on offshore drilling.…
@realDonaldTrump This issue has been a long time coming and I have worked extensively with President Trump about this issue as it relates to South Carolina.
@realDonaldTrump When I first learned that there would be an extension of the ban on drilling off the Florida coast, I contacted South Carolina officials to gauge their interest.
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26 Aug
Had a great morning in downtown Camden with Amy Kinard, President of the Kershaw County Chamber. ImageImageImage
Amy introduced me to Kathryn, who was recognized by @SBAgov as South Carolina’s 2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Monica to hear about the impact of PPP loans on their small businesses and how Washington can support Main Street as we rebuild the economy.
We also stopped by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to discuss how their work helps South Carolinians achieve the American Dream of becoming homeowners. Image
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21 Aug
Very sad situation involving Alexei Navalny, one of the leading opposition figures in Russia against Vladmir Putin’s regime.…
It goes without saying that you oppose Putin at your own peril and people like Mr. Navalny are on the right side of history.

As always, the price for standing up for freedom comes at a heavy cost.
To all those standing up for freedom and decency in Putin’s Russia, you have my admiration and total support.
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18 Aug
We celebrate today the 100th anniversary of the #19thAmendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote.

This is a great milestone in American history, which has enriched the American body politic.
The biggest problem facing the Middle East and other parts of the world is the fact that women’s voices are shut out.

Over time, the dismissal of women’s voices hardens society.
The United States made a great choice with passage of the 19thAmendment.

Today we celebrate those who fought for and brought about this great accomplishment.
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18 Aug
In Case You Missed It @JohnKasich

President @realdonaldTrump has:

▶️ Appointed and the Senate has confirmed over 200 conservative judges.

▶️ 2 Supreme Court Justices.

▶️ Cut Taxes.

▶️Provided massive deregulation.

▶️Brought the US to energy independence.
▶️Rebuilt our military.

▶️ Withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

▶️ Replaced NAFTA with USMCA.

▶️ Placed travel ban on China at the start of COVID-19 pandemic.

▶️ Recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

▶️ Destroyed the ISIS Caliphate.
▶️ Negotiated peace agreement between UAE and Israel.

▶️ Stood up to China.

▶️ Stopped caravans from Central America.

▶️ Gotten Mexico to cooperate on illegal immigration unlike any other time in history.
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14 Aug
I stand with the people of #Belarus who are pushing back against a sham election of one of the most autocratic and corrupt regimes on the planet.…
I urge all those who believe in freedom and democracy to stand with the people of Belarus who are demanding a better life.

I look forward to working with the Trump administration to push back as firmly as possible against the Lukashenko-rigged election.
To the Trump administration, Congress, and world at large:

Beware of ‘little green men’ from Russia going into Belarus to stop protests against a rigged election.

The people of Belarus deserve better.
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14 Aug
To the liberal media including the @nytimes, you are missing the point.

This not a conspiracy theory.

These are facts.

@nytimes * The FBI and DOJ engaged in improper and illegal activity to obtain a warrant against an American citizen – Carter Page -- who was an adviser to the Trump campaign.

* The Inspector General and FISA Court rebuked the FBI/DOJ for their conduct in this matter.
@nytimes * Today, an FBI lawyer will plead guilty to altering a document submitted to the FISA Court as part of the warrant process.

The question of why people did this is obvious to anyone who looks at the facts – which excludes most of the media.
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13 Aug
This is an incredible feat of diplomacy by President @realDonaldTrump and his team which will truly change the face the Middle East.…
@realDonaldTrump Today’s historic agreement between the State of Israel and the UAE is a sea change in Middle East politics and security alliances.

It was a breathtaking breakthrough which will help bring stability to a troubled region and enhance the economies of both Israel and the UAE.
@realDonaldTrump It will also hopefully set in motion the winding down of generational conflict between the Arab world and Israel.

I also want to thank Israeli Prime Minister @netanyahu and UAE Crown Prince @MohamedBinZayed for their hard work in pushing forward this agreement.
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28 Jul
Hearing Congressman Nadler talk about the Rule of Law this morning is a bit rich.

I supported allowing the Mueller investigation to go forward and am incredibly disappointed the House Judiciary Committee has no interest in investigating one of the most corrupt FBI operations in its history – #CrossfireHurricane.
Crossfire Hurricane was rotten to the core and the Mueller investigation had no lawful predication.
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23 Jul
The president has destroyed the ISIS Caliphate and taken China on in an unprecedented way.

However, we cannot let our guard down because our enemies are still out there.

If you don’t believe me, look at the intel assessments regarding Afghanistan.
As to the recent dust-up between certain House Republican elements and Liz Cheney, my view is that we should be as united as possible to take back the House.
However, I want to make it abundantly clear that while I support trying to reduce our footprint in Afghanistan, if we do not leave a residual counterterrorism force we will be paving the way for another 9/11.
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17 Jul
It is clear to me that the memo regarding the FBI interview of the primary sub-source in January 2017 should have required the system to stop and reevaluate the case against Mr. Page.…
Most importantly after this interview of the sub-source and the subsequent memo detailing the contents of the interview, it was a miscarriage of justice for the FBI and the Department of Justice to continue to seek a FISA warrant against Carter Page in April and June of 2017.
The dossier was a critical document to justify a FISA warrant against Mr. Page and this DOJ memo clearly indicates that the reliability of the dossier was completely destroyed after the interview with the primary sub-source in January 2017.
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1 Jul
Senator Paul and President Obama seem to live in a world where sound military advice doesn’t matter.

The intelligence assessments about a non-conditions based withdrawal from Afghanistan regarding our homeland security are devastating.
We have reduced our presence in Afghanistan by over 90% and it is imperative that we maintain our counterterrorism force as an insurance policy against another 9/11attack.
I am pleased that members of the Senate are listening to the experts, our commanders and intel specialists, and not General Paul.
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30 Jun
Earlier today I received a briefing from the White House’s National Security Advisor, Chief of Staff, and the DNI regarding the New York Times article claiming Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops and that President Trump was briefed on these matters.
In my view, the system worked. At the tactical level, force protection was, as always, a priority and at the strategic level, the intelligence did not warrant presidential briefing or action by our country against Russia.
As to the President, the one thing that has been constant is his unwavering support to protect troops in the field.
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27 Jun
I have always stated that any withdrawal from Afghanistan needs to be conditions-based regarding our own national security.…
If the Trump Administration continues to withdraw forces – in spite of intelligence reports that radical Islamic elements like ISIS and al-Qaeda are growing in Afghanistan – then the Trump Administration would be making the same mistake in Afghanistan that Obama made in Iraq.
In many ways a non-conditions based withdrawal from Afghanistan is a greater blunder than Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq against sound military advice because Afghanistan is where 9/11 originated.
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25 Jun
Very pleased to see the Supreme Court uphold expedited removal of meritless asylum claims. This decision by the Supreme Court will substantially help shut down the magnet that our asylum laws have created for illegal immigration.…
The asylum process has been abused in the past, and I applaud the Trump administration for bringing order to chaos.

Word spread all over Central America that if you get into the United States and claim asylum, you’re home free.
The court’s decision today upholds the principle enacted by Congress that asylum cases have to meet initial screening criteria to be legitimate.
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24 Jun
It appears the French Revolution has now come to the Democratic Party based on initial primary results from New York and Kentucky.

If you had any doubts about who is in charge of the Democratic Party ALL doubts should have been removed.
@JoeBiden, @SpeakerPelosi, and @SenSchumer are figureheads.

There is a growing radical liberal movement which will eventually cast them aside.

The real power rests with @AOC, the Squad and affiliated individuals/groups.
@JoeBiden @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer @AOC Every elected Democrat in office, and every Democrat running for office, lives in fear of the mob and The Squad.

The idea of working with President @realDonaldTrump to accomplish objectives to help America is a one way ticket to political exile.
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22 Jun
Legal immigration is a positive for the American economy, and visa programs allowing American companies to secure qualified, legal labor throughout the world have benefitted economic growth in the United States.
Those who believe legal immigration, particularly work visas, are harmful to the American worker do not understand the American economy.
Work visas for temporary and seasonal jobs covering industries like hospitality, forestry, and many economic sectors can only be issued AFTER American workers have had a chance to fill the job position.
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18 Jun
I agree with many statements made by my Democratic and Republican colleagues that we have an historic opportunity to reform policing, to make it better and more just for all. It's time for the body to rise to the occasion, and I’m hopeful we can.
The subject of qualified immunity is often mentioned in this debate. My view is it is now time to revisit the judicial doctrine of qualified immunity, understanding that individual police officers will be immune from civil liability.
No cop should have to worry about losing their house or their life's work because of making decisions on the job. My goal is to drive police departments and systems throughout the country to adopt the best policing practices when it comes to use of force.
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17 Jun
Five years have passed and it still feels like a bad dream, but we know it actually happened. The senseless murder of nine parishioners at Mother Emanuel hit South Carolina like a ton of bricks.
It remains hard to understand how anyone could have so much hate in their heart. To be welcomed into a church, worship with the parishioners, and then turn around and shoot them in cold blood remains one of the most horrific acts ever recorded.
Then just days after this horrible tragedy, the people at Mother Emanuel showed a level of love and forgiveness that was truly unimaginable. It was an act that is rarely seen. I personally cannot imagine turning to the person who killed my family members saying I forgive you.
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10 Jun
Some fast facts about the 2020 SC GOP Primary from #TeamGraham: Yesterday's turnout of 464,329 was the highest ever for a non-presidential primary in South Carolina. This shows massive excitement and engagement by Republicans. (1/5)
Senator Graham’s support among Republicans has never been higher... 68% of the vote is the largest percentage Lindsey Graham has ever received in any Republican Primary for Senate or House of Representatives. (2/5)
Senator Graham received nearly as many votes yesterday as the entire Republican field received in 2014 (313,956 yesterday compared to 316,989 in 2014). (3/5)
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