Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators introduce bill aimed at protecting Ukrainian civilians Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two MORE (R-S.C.) gave a preview Sunday of what he believes will — and won't —make it through the lame-duck session.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Graham stood with fellow Armed Services Committee member Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRedistricting reform key to achieving the bipartisanship Americans claim to want Kelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Voting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities MORE (R-Ariz.), who said two weeks ago that studies into "Don't ask, don't tell" should focus on how lifting the policy would affect troop morale and not just how the military could implement a repeal.
Thus, repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military, he said, is "not going anywhere."
"I don't believe there's anywhere near the votes to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' on the Republican side," Graham said. "I think we'll be united in lame-duck."
On extending the Bush-era tax cuts, which is likely to be the most pressing order of business when the Senate reconvenes, Graham predicted a bipartisan lame-duck vote to extend all of the tax cuts for two or three years.
Also on Fox, Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillBiden, lawmakers mourn Harry Reid Harry Reid, political pugilist and longtime Senate majority leader, dies On The Trail: Trump-inspired challengers target GOP governors MORE (D-Mo.) said she would support raising the upper-income-level limit to a million dollars. "I think we should draw the line in the sand for millionaires," she said, decrying that "the middle class could be held hostage" by the extended tax debate.
On the DREAM Act, which Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Connected Commerce Council - Biden faces reporters as his agenda teeters Biden hits one-year mark in dire straits 'All or nothing' won't bolster American democracy: Reform the filibuster and Electoral Count Act MORE (D-Nev.) promised during the campaign that he would bring up in the lame-duck session, Graham predicted no chance of success.
"If we bring up the DREAM Act in the lame-duck that's going nowhere," Graham said.