In the Face of Censure, Graham Doubles Down on Cap-and-Trade
After Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a second censure for his aisle-crossing support of climate legislation, some cap-and-trade opponents hoped the conservative senator would reconsider his stance. But Graham’s doing nothing of the sort.
“Whatever political push back I get I’m willing to accept because I know what I’m trying to do makes sense to me,” Graham told an audience in Columbia, S.C., according to The State. “I am convinced that reason, logic and good business sense, and good environmental policy, will trump the status quo.”
With some moderate Democrats in the Senate growing reluctant to tackle climate legislation this year, environmental activists are increasingly pinning their hopes on Graham and the bill he’s crafting with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). So far, he’s not letting them down.
H/t: Brad Plumer