At one point, Lindsey Graham was considered to be a lawmaker who would work both sides of the aisle. He famously had a close relationship with Democratic president-elect Joe Biden. Since Donald Trump has been around, though, that version of the South Carolina senator has been long gone.
While he frequently antagonized Trump during the 2016 Republican primary, he has since become a loyal lap-dog for the outgoing president. In a surprise development, though, Graham does not necessarily agree with Trump on stimulus checks. He says that he will support the president’s hope for larger check, but only if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win their senate runoff races.
Graham made the comments during a recent appearance on Fox News. He called the $2,000 checks, “expensive not the most efficient way to get aid to people who are suffering.”
The South Carolina lawmaker continued, “The President has dug in. He wants a vote on a $2,000 payment. I support that. And he wants to repeal Section 230 to keep Big Tech from running the country and censoring conservatives. I support both of those, and I think we’re going to get a vote in the Senate if we control the Senate. However, Graham added, “If we lose Georgia, we’re never going to get a vote on repealing Section 230.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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