Lindsey Graham says a criminal conviction won't change his support for Trump

 April 29, 2024

The Supreme Court heard arguments this past weekend over whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for actions he took following the 2020 election.

While it is unclear how America's highest judicial body will rule, one member of the Senate recently said Trump's charges should be dismissed. 

Lindsey Graham worries America will "become a banana republic"

According to Breitbart, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham made that case on Sunday during an interview with CNN host Dana Bash."

"I think the court’s going to find that presidential immunity exists for President Trump like every other president but you’ve got to be within the scope of being president," Graham told Bash.

"I think they'll send it back to the lower courts to find out exactly what actions fall within presidential immunity in water considered personal," he predicted before adding, "I think that's the way this will end. It will be some immunity for some of the actions."

While Graham went on to concede that "there's no absolute immunity in the Constitution," he nevertheless insisted that a "president needs to be protected."

"We don't become a banana republic here where we prosecute you know, are political opponents, which is going on really in many jurisdictions," the South Carolina senator maintained.

Graham says cases are being brought against Trump "for political purposes"

Graham also condemned the motives of Special Counsel Jack Smith as well as the other prosecutors who have brought cases against Trump.

"I think all these trials are political. I think [it's] selective prosecution. I think what’s going on in New York is an outrage," Graham said of charges brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

"That case eight years ago, they created a crime just for Trump. I think it's selective prosecution for political purposes. I think it's all BS yeah, political BS," Graham added.

Senator predicts voters will "focus on their problems," not trials

When Dash asked whether or not Graham will continue to back Trump even if he is convicted, he did not hesitate to answer.

"Absolutely," the Republican lawmaker asserted. "I think what’s going on with Donald Trump is weaponization of the law."

"I think most people have written this off. They're going to focus on their problems. Not a bunch of cases brought by liberals against Trump," he stressed.

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