Lindsey Graham On Fiscal Cliff: ‘Hats Off To The President, He Won’

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham appeared on Fox News Sunday and said he believes the chances for a fiscal cliff deal before the December 31st deadline were “exceedingly good.”

“I think people don’t want to go over the cliff if we can avoid it,” Graham told host Chris Wallace.

He also expressed his belief that the deal would likely be more acceptable to Democrats in Congress than Republicans. “This deal won’t affect the debt situation,” he said. “It will be a political victory for the president.”

If it is a “political victory” for President Obama, Graham indicated House GOP members would fight back over the coming debt ceiling increase: “I hope we’ll have the courage of our convictions when it comes time to raise the debt ceiling to fight for what we believe as Republicans.”

As far as the fiscal cliff, according to Graham, there may not be much for Republicans: “Hats off to the president, he won.”

Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:

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