Lindsey Graham recently said that he opposed pardoning Jan 6th protestors.
Graham called pardons “inappropriate,” despite the fact that most of them actually didn’t do anything wrong.
“I hope they go to jail and get the book thrown at them, because they deserve it.”
President Donald Trump fired back at Graham:
“Lindsey Graham is wrong. I mean, Lindsey’s a nice guy, but he’s a RINO.”
“Lindsey Graham doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about if he says that,” Trump added.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 2, 2022
The New York Post shared President Trump’s strong comments against Graham:
Former President Donald Trump labeled Sen. Lindsey Graham — a staunch supporter of the 45th president — a “RINO” Tuesday night for disagreeing with him on potentially pardoning those involved in last year’s Capitol riot.
During an interview with Newsmax, Trump was pressed on Graham’s statement that pardoning defendants held in connection with the riot was “inappropriate.”
“You talked about the potential, if it’s appropriate, of pardoning some of the January 6ers,” Newsmax host Rob Schmitt said. “Lindsey Graham said a couple days later he thinks that’s inappropriate. What do you think?”
“Well, Lindsey Graham’s wrong,” Trump began. “I mean, Lindsey’s a nice guy, but he’s a RINO. Lindsey’s wrong.”
“Lindsey Graham doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about if he says that,” the former president added.
Trump Slams Graham:
TRUMP: 'RINO' Lindsey Graham "doesn't know what the hell he's talking about" when the Senator says it would be inappropriate for Trump to potentially pardon Jan 6 defendants. @SchmittNYC pic.twitter.com/wrJeHTOWaF
— Newsmax (@newsmax) February 2, 2022
President Trump was responding to recent comments from Graham while on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Graham said that he disagreed with the idea of pardoning Jan 6 protestors:
WATCH: @LindseyGrahamSC responds to President Trump dangling the possibility of pardons for January 6 Capitol rioters: "I think it is inappropriate. I don't want to reinforce that defiling the capitol is okay." pic.twitter.com/3HFTspixiY
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 30, 2022
Asked on CBS if it’s dangerous for Trump to say he’d pardon Jan. 6 rioters, Lindsey Graham says: “Yes — well, I think it’s inappropriate. I don’t want to reinforce that defiling the Capitol is OK. I don’t want to do anything that would this more likely in the future.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 30, 2022
Trump calls Senate ally Lindsey Graham a “RINO,” an acronym for “Republican in name only,” over differences in pardoning Jan. 6 rioters https://t.co/1O1ctoEopS
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 2, 2022
— The Hill (@thehill) February 2, 2022
"Well, Lindsey Graham is wrong. I mean, Lindsey is a nice guy, but he's a RINO," Trump said, addressing Graham's dismissal of his pardon suggestion.
Trump said he felt many of the rioters were slapped with punishments that were out of proportion.https://t.co/ChroeXOYRy
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 2, 2022
Our friends at the Washington Examiner have more on President Trump’s comments:
“Lindsey’s wrong. Look, they tried to burn down Washington — we’re talking federal buildings. They were terrible. Every Democrat city was on fire, and nobody says anything about it. Antifa and BLM were causing so many problems, including death,” Trump continued.
Trump argued that unlike the protests during the summer of 2020, only “one young fine woman” died during the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. In truth, five people died were found to have died after the riot ended. Trump set his focus on Ashli Babbitt, a supporter of his who he said was killed by a “ruthless man who never should have used his gun to shoot her.” The Capitol Police officer who shot and killed Babbitt, Lt. Michael Byrd, told NBC News last year that he used his gun on her as a last resort.
The Justice Department declined to charge Byrd in connection to the shooting, and the Capitol Police separately found that his “actions were consistent with the officer’s training and USCP policies and procedures” and that he “potentially saved Members and staff from serious injury and possible death” at the hands of the rioters.
Good on President Trump for calling Graham out on this one.
Last night Trump reduced Lindsey Graham to a Lindsey Miligraham.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 2, 2022
Lindsey Graham is on Trump’s shit list. 🤣
— Mayo (@Mayoisstillspi1) February 2, 2022
Lindsey Graham thinks it was “inappropriate” for Trump to talk about potentially pardoning J6 detainees.
The RINO also got irritated on J6 when ranting that “it’s over, trump lost.”
Now he’s on FOX begging for donations..
I wouldn’t give him a damn cent. Can’t stand him!
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) January 30, 2022
Lindsey Graham….. just saying the name or seeing his photo… makes you queasy. He is despicable.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 1, 2022
In the last 24 hours Lindsey Graham has disagreed with Trump pardoning January 6 political prisoners and supported Biden’s racist move to only consider a black woman for the Supreme Court.
— John – Freedom Trucker – Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 30, 2022