Graham: ‘The president won’

December 30, 2012

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday morning that he believes the odds are quite good that Senate can pass a narrow measure to avert the “fiscal cliff” and prevent taxes from rising for most Americans. 

Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” that the odds are “exceedingly good” a deal can get done. “I don’t think people want to go over the cliff,” he said. Graham said such an outcome would be a “political victory” for President Obama.

"He stood his ground. He's going to get tax rate increases," Graham said. "The president won. The president campaigned on raising rates and he's going to get a rate increase."

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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