Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is known as a close ally of former President Donald Trump. Their relationship hasn’t always been friendly, however, as Graham opposed Trump in the 2016 presidential primary race.
Moreover, a new book alleges that Graham once suggested Trump could get away with killing people.
He used profanity?
According to the Washington Examiner, that claim was made in The Divider: Trump in the White House 2017-2021, by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.
Baker and Glasser say Graham privately lashed out at Trump in 2019 roughly 48 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the president would face impeachment over his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Graham is said to have voiced opposition to Trump’s impeachment but also disparaged the president as “a lying motherf***er” who “could kill fifty people on our side and it wouldn’t matter.”
In February of 2023, Graham became one of the 53 Republican senators who voted to acquit Trump on the charge of obstruction of Congress and one of 52 who voted to acquit the then president of abuse of power.
A year after that, Graham again voted to acquit Trump after he was impeached on a charge of insurrection following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
More recently, Graham has spoken out against last month’s raid by the FBI on Trump’s home in Palm Beach County, Florida.
“Riots in the streets”
Earlier this month on Fox News, the Republican lawmaker predicted that there would be civil unrest if the Department of Justice were to indict Trump.
Graham says there will be riots in the streets if Trump is prosecuted pic.twitter.com/oE6MyuqjeA
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“I’ll say this, if there’s a prosecution of Donald Trump from mishandling classified information after the Clinton debacle which you presided over and did a hell of a good job, there will be riots in the street,” he declared.
The New York Post noted that Graham later defended his comments, telling CNBC, “If it’s just about mishandling classified information, we’ve had a standard set when it came to Hillary Clinton.”