Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated that he can be shocked if there was something sinister happening with Biden and labeled docs. He has by no means made the identical assertion about Trump after which tried to stroll it again.
Clip of Sen. Graham speaking to reporters:
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— Ahtra Elnashar (@AhtraElnashar) January 24, 2023
Graham was requested what his nationwide safety questions had been on the Biden labeled paperwork.
The South Carolina senator answered, “The identical factor for Trump. Why did you do it? What was within the paperwork? The place had been they held? Who had entry to them? Let me simply say this. I’ve identified President Biden for a very long time. I don’t suppose. I’d be shocked of there was something sinister right here.”
Graham realized what he stated in some unspecified time in the future and tweeted:
I don’t consider there have been ‘sinister motives’ as regards to the dealing with of labeled info by President Biden, President Trump, or Vice President Pence.
We’ve got a labeled info downside which must be fastened.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 24, 2023
Lindsey Graham’s most well-known response to Trump’s labeled paperwork scandal was to threaten that there shall be riots within the streets if Trump is indicted, so whether or not he deliberately meant to do, Graham gave a starkly totally different characterization of the 2 conditions.
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Nobody is on the market vouching for Donald Trump’s character, which is revealing. The very best protection Republicans may give you for Trump was that he moved out of the White Home in a rush.
Republicans have by no means been in a position to credibly defend why Trump lied about having the labeled paperwork, claimed that they had been his, and refused to provide them again. Sen. Graham had a second of reality when he defended the character of President Biden and didn’t do the identical for Trump.
Sen. Graham is discovering that no tweet can erase the previous or reverse time.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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