Within the run-up to the January sixth rebellion, Lindsey Graham did lots to assist Donald Trump unfold misinformation. The South Carolina senator went so far as to call Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to inquire concerning the state’s vote rely.
Graham appeared to have modified his thoughts about Trump within the aftermath of the assaults. He mentioned on the senate flooring that whereas he and the previous president had a great run, he could possibly be counted out sooner or later. Simply weeks later, the South Carolina lawmaker was enjoying golf with Trump.
However regardless of his culpability within the rebellion, Graham took time to assault the rioters on Tuesday, 6 months after the occasion. He told reporters, “I used to be there. It was shameful, it was despicable, and the individuals who did it have to go to jail.”
The senator continued, “The individuals who breached the Capitol dedicated a criminal offense. They defiled their Capitol. That was not a peaceable protest, and I hope all of them get prosecuted. This isn’t democracy. That was anarchy. I believe it’s necessary to grasp the distinction between peaceable protest and a riot.”
After all, a lot of those that have been concerned within the rebellion will quickly face court docket dates. And once they do, it’s possible that some will say that they participated within the occasion as a result of Trump informed them too. It wouldn’t be so shocking to listen to others invoke Graham as properly.
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