Lindsey Graham Says He Has Never Sent an E-mail

“I don't know what that makes me,” cracks the potential Republican presidential candidate.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks on the phone at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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No AOL, Earthlink, or Gmail for him.

Responding to the Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy on Sunday, potential presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said he has never sent a single message using the technology.

“I don't e-mail,” the Republican senator said on NBC's Meet the Press. “You can have every e-mail I've ever sent. I've never sent one. I don't know what that makes me.”

Graham said the controversy over Clinton's use of private e-mail as secretary of state raised questions about other Obama Cabinet officials' practices. Among that group, Graham appears to have had some company. Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in 2013 that she didn't use e-mail either, calling it “inefficient” and a time suck. 

Graham said he had confidence that Representative Trey Gowdy, a fellow South Carolinian leading a committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack, “will get to the bottom” of the matter. Clinton representatives have denied wrongdoing in her e-mail practices, and she said she has asked the State Department to make her messages public.



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