Senator Lindsey Graham has reached new heights – or plunged into new depths, depending on how you look at him – in his adulation for Donald Trump.
Speaking to Sean Hannity last night, Graham was asked how the Republican Party is turning on Liz Cheney for her persistent criticism of the ex-president.
“I would just say, to my fellow Republicans, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no, ”the South Carolina senator said. “I’ve always loved Liz Cheney, but she decided the Republican Party couldn’t grow up with President Trump. I have determined that we cannot grow up without him.
Cheney became persona non grata among her Republican cohorts earlier this week when she said the 2020 election was not stolen from Donald Trump and then urged people to stop pushing “THE BIG LIE.”
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims this is the case is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their backs on the rule of law and poisoning our democratic system.
– Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
The tweet was followed by an editorial in the Washington Post in which she urged the party to move away from “Trump’s personality cult.”
Speaking to Hannity yesterday, Graham said the party was gaining ground among minorities thanks to Trump’s “economic populism” and “America’s First Agenda.”
“If you don’t understand this, you are making the biggest mistake in the history of the Republican Party,” he said.
The strange irony, of course, is that Graham says the GOP ‘can’t grow’ without Trump when Trump is the reason the GOP lost the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives and why voters are leaving. the party in crowds.
And now the reactions …
Former President’s lap dog Lindsey Graham has been found and has been reunited with its owner.
– Dan ?? (@HStarshot) May 7, 2021
I’m old enough to remember when Lindsey Graham illegally pressured Georgian election officials to reject a lot of votes. How is he not in prison yet?
– Andrea Junker ® (@Strandjunker) March 28, 2021
You can always count on Lindsey Graham (the new Lindsey) to do and say the wrong thing.
– Republicans Against Trumpism (@RpsAgainstTrump) May 7, 2021
Break: Lindsey Graham has just announced that the Republican Party has no future.
– ?? Heyoka ?? (@ HeyokaEmpath01) May 7, 2021
Question Of The Day Is Lindsey Graham A Trumplican Or Not? ?????
– Ginger Gano ?? (@GingerGano) May 7, 2021
I’m old enough to remember Lindsey Graham warning us that if Cheeto was the candidate the Republican Party would be destroyed and they would deserve it. The GOP is dead and they deserve it.
– Alfredo Montanez ?????? (@ Deadpool650) May 7, 2021
Thank you, Lindsey Graham, for reminding us that you truly are the worst Republican senator.
– Jack Cocchiarella ???? (@JDCocchiarella) May 7, 2021
Lindsey Graham is a national embarrassment.
– Hold Them Accountable (@AccountablePAC) May 7, 2021
Lindsey Graham tried to interfere with our election and he must answer for his crimes.
– Mayo (@MayoIsSpicyy) May 7, 2021
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.