"US Sen. Lindsey Graham Censured by SC County GOP"

"CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Republicans in Charleston County censured their own U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying he puts bipartisanship before the party on issues like climate change.

'U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the name of bipartisanship continues to weaken the Republican brand and tarnish the ideals of freedom, rule of law, and fiscal conservatism,' according to a resolution passed Monday.

Graham has often reached across the aisle on various issues. ...

'There have been a lot of things over the years that people have been dissatisfied with the senator for doing but I think the cap-and-trade issue is the straw that broke the camel's back,' said Lin Bennett, the county GOP chairwoman."

Bruce Smith reports for the Associated Press November 11, 2009.

Source: AP, 11/12/2009