You really find out who someone is when the pressure turns on.
Senator Lindsey Graham went on the house floor and was quoted saying “count me out” when it comes to supporting Trump in election fraud.
He then went on to say that “Joe Biden will be the legitimate President of the United States.
Watch the moment it happened below:
Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks amid debate on Electoral College objections: "Trump and I, we had a hell of a journey. I hate it being this way. … all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I tried to be helpful." https://t.co/GhkjZZLbSO pic.twitter.com/AhkEO1J4D7
— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2021
Please retweet if you agree Lindsey Graham gets no points for doing this now. None. Zero. https://t.co/jnUAmzodXG
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 7, 2021
It’s quite clear at this point that many Republican Senators are not fighting for Trump.
They’re fighting for re-election for themselves.
What a pity!
The Hill covered the story and had this to say:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday voiced strong opposition to those seeking to block Congress’s approval of the 2020 Electoral College results, saying he would not support President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and plans to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect.
“Trump and I, we had a hell of a journey,” Graham said on the Senate floor Wednesday night after lawmakers reconvened following the violent uprising at the Capitol from Trump supporters earlier in the day. “I hate it being this way. Oh my god I hate it … but today all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I tried to be helpful.”
Graham, one of Trump’s strongest detractors when they were both running in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, became on of the president’s closest allies on Capitol Hill during his four years in office, helping him confirm multiple justices to the Supreme Court as a leading member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who's been an ally of the president for years: “Trump and I, we've had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way. … All I can say is – count me out. Enough is enough.” https://t.co/KuRs3CC187 pic.twitter.com/PuxIhGO6Ye
— POLITICO (@politico) January 7, 2021
Graham said, “Count me out. Enough is enough.” He called Biden the “legitimate president of the United States,” and told colleagues definitively that “it is over” and the Biden-Harris administration would begin on January 20thhttps://t.co/sYYQrNALoX
— KTLA (@KTLA) January 7, 2021
It looks like Graham jumped off the Trump train when he thought it would affect his next re-election.
What a sell-out!