This Senator on the subcommittee for technology has never personally sent an email beforeBy Justin Kahn 24 comments
In many cases, we hope the politicians in power have a firm understanding of the policies they govern. But, as we all know, that is not always the case. Senator Lindsey Graham, who happens to sit on the Senate Subcommittee for Privacy, Technology and the Law, as well as others, has never sent an email before.
When asked recently by Chuck Todd from the Meet the Press if he keeps a personal email account, Senator Graham replied my saying that not only does he not use email, but he has never sent one before. "I don't email. You can have every email I've ever sent. I've never sent one," Graham said. Apparently the senator chooses to handle things in person and feels it is much more practical and effective to talk to people on the phone or face-to-face.
Now having said all that, Graham certainly has a number of options when it comes to communicating electronically. While he may not have ever used email personally, he more than likely has a team of assistants that take care of all that for him. Preventing him from firing off emails he regrets in the morning, it sounds as though Senator Graham likes it just the way it is as well.
While it may not be directly important to the work Graham does on the tech subcommittee, it is somewhat troubling knowing he has never personally sent off an email. Take a look at the video below to hear more on Graham's thoughts about electronic mail: