Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, unloaded on South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has completely sold what’s left of his soul to protect Donald Trump from impeachment.
During a Saturday discussion with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Rep. Smith noted that he has historically gotten along with Graham, but that the South Carolina senator is now “just making stuff up” and “infecting” the government.
“Lindsey Graham, who I’ve worked with, who I get along with … is just making stuff up to try to defend this president,” Rep. Smith said. “It’s infecting the entire system of government to try to cover up for this guy.”
Democratic Rep. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, unloads on Lindsey Graham for selling his soul to protect Donald Trump from impeachment. #ctl #p2 #amjoy pic.twitter.com/UHkcnT4lR9
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 23, 2019
The president wanted investigations of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in exchange for releasing the aid that Congress had approved and he had signed, and that is extorting a foreign power with U.S. taxpayer money for your own personal political gain. It is a complete abuse of power and now the only additionally shocking aspect of that is the degree to which the Republican Party is willing to be totally dishonest, just completely dishonest, in order to defend this president. I mean, if they wanted to come out and say it happened but it’s not as bad as people think and here’s why. They’re coming out and making stuff up on a day in and day out basis. Lindsey Graham who I’ve worked with, who I get along with and I think is by and large has been a pretty decent — is just making stuff up to try to defend this president. So it’s infecting the entire system of government to try to cover up for this guy.
What happened to Lindsey Graham?
One of the most puzzling figures in this era of American politics is Lindsey Graham, who quickly went from Trump foe to Trump sycophant – and he seems quite proud of the transformation.
Just over the last couple of days, Graham has sunken even lower by waging his own baseless investigation into Joe Biden, a man with whom he used to be close friends.
“He is as good a man as God ever created,” an emotional Lindsey Graham once said of Biden.
Of course, Biden isn’t the only “close friend” that Graham was happy to throw under the bus in order to keep Donald Trump happy. Just ask late Sen. John McCain.
Lindsey Graham is the worst of American politics, and history will remember him as such.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.