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Lindsey Graham Shows Off New iPhone

Graham shows off his new iPhone. (Niels Lesniewski/CQ Roll Call)
Graham shows off his new iPhone. (Niels Lesniewski/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Lindsey Graham got an iPhone.  

And the South Carolina Republican says he doesn’t intend to begin texting or sending email — but he is getting calls and reading the news on the snazzy new device.  

“I might play games with it,” Graham told CQ Roll Call before Monday night’s late votes. “I’ll get McCain to teach me how to do that.”  

Graham and longtime pal Sen. John McCain will have plenty of time together this weekend, when the Arizona Republican is scheduled to stump for Graham’s presidential bid in New Hampshire.  

“New Hampshire is breathlessly awaiting the arrival of Sen. McCain. The people of New Hampshire love him,” Graham said.  

McCain said earlier he is looking forward to the trip back to his “second-favorite state,” which was key to both of his own White House campaigns.  

As for the iPhone? Graham pulled it out after HOH noticed he was still carrying a flip phone, despite the much ballyhooed “destruction” video he put out last week (made with flip phones that weren’t Senate property ). So, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., might not have lost a valued member of his bipartisan flip-phone caucus just yet.  

Graham, of course, decided to make the phone upgrade after fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump gave out his Senate cellphone number at a campaign event .


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