Back in 2015, Lindsey Graham didn’t seem to like Donald Trump very much. The South Carolina senator was one of then businessman’s biggest detractors. And Graham had a long record of reaching across the aisle and working with Democrats.
That whole attitude changed following the election of the 45th president. Graham became hyper-partisan and supported Trump with a stirring passion. The GOP lawmaker even played golf with Trump weeks after saying he was done with him.
Graham recently contracted COVID-19. And for a Republican, he mostly said the right things about it. He took to Twitter, writing, “I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now. My symptoms would be far worse.”
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, however, wasn’t impressed. He asked CNN’s Erin Burnett, “Where has he been for the last 18 months? Or for the last eight months since the vaccine has been released?”
The doctor continued, “You know, Senator Graham has been a very effective adviser and enabler and golf caddy for the former president. But he has not wanted to run foul of him, which is why you haven’t heard him vigorously urging Americans or South Carolinians to become vaccinated.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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