Of all the things that actually needed a redaction, this one might just take the cake.
During the early moments of yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, couldn’t help himself while reading the Strzok-Page texts to the audience.
Ensuring an explosive start to the hearing, Senator Graham dropped the F-bomb while reading a quoted text message from one of their exchanges.
“October 19, 2016,” Graham read, referring to when the Srtzok-Page message was sent, “Trump is a f—ing idiot.”
As the hearing was broadcast live on multiple networks, the uncensored reading produced shock waves across the nation.
According to Fox News:
Graham, R-S.C., spent a large chunk of his opening remarks discussing text messages between anti-Trump former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page — before dropping an F-bomb while quoting one of their exchanges.
“October 19, 2016,” Graham said, referring to when the message was sent, “Trump is a f—ing idiot.”
Graham’s colorful reading went out live as part of the broadcast, prompting the South Carolina Republican to offer up an apology.
“Sorry to the kids out there,” he said, before continuing with the rest of his remarks.
He also read other texts between the two, some of which described Trump as “loathsome,” “an idiot” and “awful.”
It came as AG Barr defended his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on Wednesday amid new revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the attorney general was portraying the investigation’s findings.