Days After Declaring “I’m Done”, Graham Travels to TX With Trump
Oh to have access to the blackmail Donald Trump has on Lindsey Graham. How else to explain Graham’s behavior over the last four years? The ‘confirmed Southern bachelor’ who had been a strong and vocal opponent of Trump’s during the 2016 campaign did a total 180 on Trump after a round of golf back in early 2017. No one knows what was said on the green that day, but Graham came back saying “Turns out he’s not that bad.”
Graham had remained a loyal sycophant from that moment on, breaking ranks only last week after Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the Capitol shook the very foundations of our democracy. And while there were plenty of GOP loyalists who still pushed to overturn the results of a legitimate election once Congress reconvened to record the Electoral College votes, a visibly intoxicated Graham used his five minutes to deliver a strangely energetic speech and ultimately declared that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had rightfully won the election. “I’m done,” Graham said before collapsing back into his seat.
However, Graham quickly sobered up and went on Fox News the next day to tearfully appeal to Democrats to “end the division” and not move forward on the impeachment vote now scheduled for Wednesday. And he’s clearly not done with Trump, as he traveled to Texas aboard Air Force One on Tuesday, the day before Congress is set to vote on Trump’s historic second impeachment.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who last week said he and President Trump had a "hell of a journey" but it was time to "count me out" because "enough was enough," is flying to Texas on Air Force One today, per the pool.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 12, 2021
Trump took no responsibility for the rampage, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault.
“People thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” Trump said to reporters before he departed.