A nationally known politician is facing heated criticism over emails–and no, it’s not Hillary Clinton.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a moderate Republican from South Carolina, has announced: “I don’t email,” on NBC’s Meet the Press.
He continued: “You can have every email I’ve ever sent: I’ve never sent one. I don’t know what that makes me.”
Graham’s admission garnered tremendous criticism–and it’s not hard to understand why. In the digital age, it’s inconceivable that any professional would be able to complete their job adequately without having one of the most basic online tools at their disposal.
But worse, Graham sits on the powerful Subcommittee for Privacy, Technology, and the Law. Despite never having used one of the most basic and ubiquitous online services, Graham has introduced multiple bills that dictate internet regulations for the rest of us.
This provides more evidence of the sad fact that too many of our political leaders are shockingly out of touch with how regular Americans live–and begs the question as to whether they should be the ones representing us in Washington in the first place.
Following the flap, Graham tried to explain in another interview: “I’ve tried not to have a system where I can just say the first dumb thing that comes to my mind. I’ve always been concerned.”
Sadly, it appears that not using email has not prevented Senator Graham from saying the first dumb thing that comes into his head.