Transcript for Lindsey Graham Details His Entry Into 2016 Presidential Race
and our exclusive interview with the newest official candidate, South Carolina senator Lindsey graham the ninth republican to jump in. Launching his campaign with this argument. I got one simple message. I have more experience with our national security than any other candidate in this race. That includes you, Hillary. 12k3w4r senator graham, welcome to the race. Welcome to "Good morning America." Thanks for joining us this morning. Good morning. You said many times that you have been more right than wrong on foreign policy but as president Obama said yesterday, the hardest part about being president may be living and learning from your wrong decisions, when you have been on foreign policy what did you learn from it. I bought the idea that dismantling the Iraqi army was a good idea, didn't ask enough questions about that. After the second or third trip, I realized our policies in Iraq weren't going good. You had tough words for him as he takes on the NSA's domestic surveillance program, if Paul prevails over you and other candidates who would you support for commander in chief? Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton? When I came out of a coma, I would support Rand Paul. I think it would be devastating to our party to nominate Rand Paul on national security in particular. I know you don't think it's going to happen. You called Hillary Clinton a national treasure in the past, one of the most effective secretary of states in the past, what changed? She did a good job in south Africa, the world is falling apart. She's got her finger print on it. I give her and Susan rice credit for pushing president Obama to help the Libyan people, we disengaged. At the end of the day, pull our troops out of Iraq too soon. It's a disaster on multiple fronts. She was his secretary of state. You have had long experience in national security affairs, but our new poll shows you stuck at the back of the pack with the 1%, how are you going to turn that around and get into the debapts? Show up in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. And sell the idea that I'm the most qualified. 33 years in the air force has taught me well about how our military works. Just go to New Hampshire, go to Iowa, go to South Carolina and make the case and engage people. The good news about Iowa and new Hampshire, you can buy the primary if it were the large states, but you got to earn your way forward in Iowa and south Carolina. Sir, your sister Darlene gave a moving tribute to you, she said you basically raised her. What do you want people to know about the personal side of Lindsey graham. You can riding high one day and if it wasn't for family and faith I wouldn't be here. One thing I learned, George is that life is very fragile and there's a role for government, I don't want to Bo overbearing, but I have lived there's a role for family, faith and government when you're down. Senator graham, thank you. Thank you. Amy and the other top
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