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Tags: Lindsey Graham | Trump | Russia | Actions

Lindsey Graham Urges Trump to Never 'Forgive, Forget' Russia's Actions

("CBS This Morning)

By    |   Friday, 20 January 2017 12:23 PM EST

Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday urged President Donald Trump not to "forgive and forget" Russia's actions during the 2016 president election, because "that screams weakness."

"There's no doubt in my mind that Russia tried to undermine the election," Graham told the "CBS This Morning" show ahead of the inauguration events unfolding in Washington D.C.

The South Carolina Republican said he is planning to spur a vote on a bipartisan bill, during the first 100 days of Trump's administration, to enforce tough sanctions on Russia in retaliation for the cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other entities during the presidential race.

Graham also said the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been encouraging him to work on an infrastructure bill with Trump, and he does believe Democrats will back the effort, as "our bridges and roads are falling apart and we have to try to find a way to pay for it."

He did joke, however, that he doesn't "know if I'm on the kill list or not, that's be good to know" when he was asked if he was optimistic about a Trump administration.

Trump and Graham, who ran for a short time during the 2016 presidential campaign, often butted heads, with Trump at one point releasing the senator's personal cell phone number in response to Graham's frequent criticisms.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday urged President Donald Trump not to "forgive and forget" Russia's actions during the 2016 president election, because that screams weakness.
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Friday, 20 January 2017 12:23 PM
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