Lindsey Graham Attacks the ‘al-Qaeda 7′ Ad
My story this morning found the outrage over Keep America Safe’s “al-Qaeda 7″ ad petering out, with one reason being a general disinterest from politicians who could feed the story. But Josh Rogin got Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on the record about the ad, and the pivotal GOP senator takes a mighty hard swing.
“I’ve been a military lawyer for almost 30 years, I represented people as a defense attorney in the military that were charged with some pretty horrific acts, and I gave them my all,” said Graham. “This system of justice that we’re so proud of in America requires the unpopular to have an advocate and every time a defense lawyer fights to make the government do their job, that defense lawyer has made us all safer.”
Graham pointed out that when Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito were facing Senate confirmation, some attempted to use their client lists against them and it was wrong then too.
“I’m with** Kenneth Starr** on this one,” Graham added, referring to a letter signed by several GOP lawyers, many of whom defended Bush-era detainee policies, condemning the “al Qaeda 7″ ad.