Although he is not the primary to do it, CNN anchor Don Lemon is mentioning Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s ever-changing view on Donald Trump. Earlier than the president’s time within the White Home, Graham was certainly one of his hardest critics. However then grew to become his staunchest supporter after the election, and now has all of a sudden flipped, renouncing him, however in some way appears to nonetheless be in Trump’s nook.
After the siege of the U.S. Capitol, legislators reassembled there to proceed the certification of the 2020 election, wherein Trump misplaced to President-elect Joe Biden. Graham, parting with Trump’s proper wing supporters, mentioned on the ground in assist of approving the electoral consequence: “Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey…I hate it to finish this fashion…All I can say is depend me out, sufficient is sufficient.”
Calling the senator “lapdog Lindsey,” throughout a section Tuesday night time (Jan. 12) on CNN, Lemon famous how Graham “positive had some robust speak the Trump earlier than he grew to become president.” He then ran a 2015 clip the place Graham known as Trump a “race-baiting, xenophobic, spiritual bigot,” and one other the place he known as him a “kook,” “loopy,” and “unfit for workplace.”
However by the 2016 GOP conference, Trump had received the nomination, and the social gathering bought behind him as he rode a conservative wave into the White Home. Quick ahead to 2020, and Graham was a supporter of Trump’s makes an attempt to subvert the election. In November, Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger mentioned on CNN that Graham had allegedly requested him to see what number of ballots could possibly be thrown out. This was simply after he narrowly beat challenger Jamie Harrison within the South Carolina senate race.
With a scolding tone, Lemon then confirmed a clip of Graham supporting shifting ahead with the certification of the election and one other of him on his solution to be part of Trump aboard Air Power One on Tuesday.
“And that’s the place we’re tonight, a second impeachment looming,” Lemon mentioned. “An unprecedented menace to our nationwide safety from a president who has put your entire nation in peril.”