While speaking to a subcommittee of AccelerateSC this afternoon, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would not vote to authorize more money for unemployment benefits.
"July the 31st is when this expires and I promise you, over our dead bodies, this will not get reauthorized," Graham told the committee members. "We've got to stop this. You cannot turn on the economy, until you get this aberration in the law fixed. Your challenge is, what do you do between now and July 31? You don't want a bunch of people coming back pissed off at you. "
AccelerateSC serves as the advisory team to consider and recommend economic revitalization plans for South Carolina.
CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect that Sen. Lindsey Graham indicated that additional funds for unemployment benefits "will not get reauthorized."