Palmetto Sunrise: Sen. Lindsey Graham will decide on 2016 by May

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham

Will he run, or won’t he?

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’ll have the answer to that question by May after spending a few months testing the waters for a 2016 presidential bid.

In the mean time, look for the Seneca Republican to be especially vocal with his thoughts on U.S. foreign policy.

A day after calling for ground troops in Syria on national TV, Graham told reporters in Columbia on Monday that he was “disturbed” by the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees, according to Cynthia Roldan of The Post and Courier.

Graham has long been known for his foreign policy focus, and it has already featured prominently in his look at 2016.

Before announcing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month that he would set up an exploratory committee, for example, he talked about ISIS, Boko Haram in Nigeria and negotiations with Iran.

And when his committee was officially formed, that, too, made his emphasis clear: He’d named it “Security through Strength.”

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