Senator Lindsey Graham had a harrowing airplane experience and lived to tell the tale (on Twitter).
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has a typically boring Twitter feed, which is probably mostly written by his staff. It includes links to interviews and articles pertaining to Sen. Graham, random attacks on Obamacare and the occasional pro-military tweet to make his supporters nod and mutter “’merica.”
Today, however, things got interesting as Senator Graham was involved in a scary event and let the world know about it on Twitter.
Interesting day -- just made a return-flight emergency landing at GSP.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2014
GSP is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Senator Graham was headed back to D.C. to get ready for more obstruction, fundraising and maybe even a little legislation just to spice things up.
About 5 minutes into today's flight from Greenville to Washington, I and my other passengers noticed the engine making strange sound.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2014
Senator Graham is wise to not imply he was the only one to hear the strange sounds. Nothing more annoying than a politician who clearly longs to be an action hero.
Not long afterwards, the pilot declared an emergency and we headed back to the airport.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2014
Official emergency! Turn this thing around!
We safely returned with fire trucks and first responders at the ready.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2014
Senator Graham and the 40 or so passengers on his flight landed safely.
Thank you the first responders at GSP and flight crew for the work you do.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2014
Congratulations Senator Graham on making it through a harrowing experience without giving either your primary opponent or your general election opponent more fodder to attack you with.