Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) believes so strongly in the idea that we must boost defense spending he said he would "literally use the military" against Congress if he were president according to those who were in attendance at a policy forum in New Hampshire.
GRAHAM: "And here's the first thing I would do if I were president of the United States. I wouldn't let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We're not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We are not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts."
I don't know what's more ridiculous: the idea that Lindsey Graham could ever become president or the idea that the military could be used in this way.
In any event, a spokesman for the gentleman from South Carolina says we shouldn't take him seriously.
Graham wasn't being serious. The military line was "not to be taken literally," according to Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop, who staffed him on the New Hampshire trip.
My gut tells me that Lindsey Graham was mostly serious but he had not counted on his remarks being reported to the public.