Lindsey Graham Jokes About Strom Thurmond's Virility (Video)

Did Sen. Lindsey Graham go there and invoke Sen. Strom Thurmond's legendary friskiness? Yes, he did. Here's how his quip went down at a subcommittee hearing on military retirement and compensation last week. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., asked Graham during a hearing if he was "working on grandchildren." The Republican felt the need to invoke the colorful legacy of his fellow South Carolinian in his response. "Not mine, but others, yeah," Graham said. "I guess if I did the Strom thing it's possible. But I better get started." When he was 66, the widowed Thurmond remarried to 22-year-old Nancy Moore in 1968. They had four children. Graham, who is single, is 59. Related: Congressional Hits and Misses Archives The 114th: CQ Roll Call's Guide to the New Congress Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.