Lindsey Graham Turns On Trump Over Jan 6 Pardon Threat


Lindsey Graham is a serious flip-flopper. He was John McCain’s best buddy and criticized Donald Trump with the very best of them until all of a sudden he was licking Trump’s shoes. Now, in another flop, the South Carolina senator has turned against Trump’s latest intentions.

Margaret Brennan of CBS’ Face The Nation interviewed Graham on Sunday morning. Coming right after the ex-president’s Saturday Texas rally, Brennan asked the senator about Trump’s speech:

‘Pardons? Do you agree?’

Graham stated:

‘No. I don’t want to send any signal that it was OK to defile the Capitol. There are other groups with causes that may want to go down the violent path if these people get pardoned.’

Brennan queried the senator further:

‘Isn’t that a dangerous thing to say?’

Check out the South Carolinian Senator on Face the Nation appearance below:

Graham repeated himself, saying that “defiling of the Capitol” was “inappropriate:”

‘Yeah. I think it’s inappropriate. I don’t want to reinforce the defiling of the Capitol was OK. I don’t want to do anything that would make this more likely in the future.’

Trump added the insurrectionists were being treated “so unfairly,” according to The New York Times

‘If I run and I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons, because they are being treated so unfairly.’

Then, reported that the senator went on comparing the current Vice President Kamala Harris’ request for bail to protesters around the George Floyd killing in 2020 to Trump’s comments:

‘I didn’t like that either. So I don’t want to do anything from raising bail to pardoning people who take the law into their own hands because it will make violence more likely.’

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‘I want to deter people who did what they did on Jan. 6. And those who did it, I hope they go to jail and get the book thrown at them because they deserve it.’

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