Following January 6, 2021, invasion of the Capitol Building, there was a lot of vitriol on the airwaves blaming President Donald Trump for the entire fiasco. The “evidence” that he incited an “insurrection” simply is not available, but that didn’t stop multiple parties from laying the charge.
“We’ll actually come out of this stronger. Moments like this reset,” Graham (R-SC) said in the audio first aired on CNN. “People will calm down. People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with that.’”
“This is a group within a group,” he continued. “What this does, there will be a rallying effect for a while [where] the country says, ‘We’re better than this.’”
In the audio — obtained by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns — Graham is asked if the newly elected Biden could help with the rallying effect.
“Totally, he’ll be maybe the best person to have, right?” Graham responds. “I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”
Graham must have seen the light on his own as he’s now backing the Donald.
At the time, Graham blasted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for her criticism of the former president as she faced ouster from the position of House GOP Conference chair. Cheney was ultimately replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
“I’ve always liked Liz Cheney, but she’s made a determination that the Republican Party can’t grow without President Trump. I’ve determined we can’t grow without him,” Graham said. “If you don’t get that, you’re making the biggest mistake in the history of the Republican Party.”
“I hope he’s considering running. Let’s start a ‘Draft Trump’ movement. He’s the only guy I think can go to the American people and say, ‘Let me finish what I started. What I did worked.’”
All this flip-flopping to what end?
Either Graham is with the Donald or he isn’t.
Time will tell what the answer to that question is.