With Washington outsiders Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina leading the Republican presidential field, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a 2016 contender himself, says voters should be wary of electing another "novice."

During an interview with the Washington Examiner, the Southern senator expressed concern that GOP voters are losing sight of what, he says, is the most redeeming quality in a potential president.

"I think the experience when it comes to being commander-in-chief does matter, and will matter more over time," Graham told the Examiner. "We've elected one novice, let's not pick another."

Asked specifically about Trump, Carson and Fiorina, the South Carolina senator described them as "fine people."

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