Lindsey Graham spent most of his political career working both sides of the aisle. He had close friends among the Democrats, most notably Joe Biden.
But once Donald Trump came along, Graham went back on many of the things that once seemed important to him. The South Carolina senator became one of the 45th president’s most loyal lapdogs.
But no one knew whether Graham really meant what he was saying or whether he was just in it for the power. In a recent audio leak played on CNN last night, the GOP lawmaker claimed that former friend Biden was the best person to have in power post 1/6.
Graham began by taking a shot at Trump and his part in the insurrection. “Moments like this reset. People will calm down. People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with that.’ This is a group within a group. What this does, there will be a rallying effect for a while, (then) the country says “We’re better than this.”
The South Carolina senator was then asked if Biden would play a role in rebuilding the country. “Totally,” he said. “He’ll maybe be the best person to have. I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”
Graham later criticized Trump in a floor speech, saying that the two men had a fun ride together, but that he was done. The South Carolina senator quickly reversed course, though and was golfing with Trump just weeks later.
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