In the run-up to the January 6th insurrection, Lindsey Graham did plentifulness to assistance Donald Trump dispersed misinformation. The South Carolina legislator went arsenic acold arsenic to call Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to inquire astir the state’s ballot count.
Graham seemed to person changed his caput astir Trump successful the aftermath of the attacks. He said connected the legislature level that portion helium and the erstwhile president had a bully run, helium could beryllium counted out successful the future. Just weeks later, the South Carolina lawmaker was playing play with Trump.
But contempt his culpability successful the insurrection, Graham took clip to onslaught the rioters connected Tuesday, 6 months aft the event. He told reporters, “I was there. It was shameful, it was despicable, and the radical who did it request to spell to jail.”
The legislator continued, “The radical who breached the Capitol committed a crime. They defiled their Capitol. That was not a peaceful protest, and I anticipation they each get prosecuted. This is not democracy. That was anarchy. I deliberation it’s important to recognize the quality betwixt peaceful protestation and a riot.”
Of course, galore of those who were progressive successful the insurrection volition soon look tribunal dates. And erstwhile they do, it is apt that immoderate volition accidental that they participated successful the lawsuit due to the fact that Trump told them too. It wouldn’t beryllium truthful astonishing to perceive others invoke Graham arsenic well.