Graham says he’s considering a presidential bid

Lindsey Graham

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he is thinking about running for president.

The South Carolina Republican told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s set up a “testing-the-waters committee” to weigh the possibility.

“I don’t know where this will go, but I am definitely going to look at it,” Graham said from Jerusalem. “I think the world is falling apart, and I’ve been more right than wrong when it comes to foreign policy — but we’ll see.”

The possibility of a 2016 candidacy was floated Tuesday when Sen. John McCain, who ran against President Barack Obama in 2008, said he was pushing Graham to run.

Graham, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, also used his “Meet the Press” appearance to criticize Obama’s handling of the Islamic State group. He pushed for a no-fly zone over Syria and a ground attack run by a regional coalition.

“There are more Parises coming until you disrupt this network,” Graham said, referring to attacks in the French capital that kiled 17. “The current strategy is failing.”