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New Tell-All Book Threatens to Tell ALL About Lindsey Graham
Some people are gonna be pretty angry.
Bible-thumping, gay-hating, right-wing sh*tshow Lindsey Graham, the Senator from South Carolina for the last two decades may be, as my mom would say, in a mell of a hess.
That’s because he apparently has two faces. The one he uses in public is the pro-Trump face. But as we’ve found out about a number of Republicans, his other face doesn’t give two hoots about the former president.
A new book from Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, called Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election, is due out at the end of the month.
Imagine Isikoff and Klaidman’s surprise at seeing Graham on Fox News lavishing Donald Trump with praise this week, when the picture painted of him in the book is quite different.
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Graham went on the conservative network and called Trump “the toughest guy I’ve ever seen in Washington,” and crowed about bringing “the world to a better place.”
But according to advance excerpts from the book, Graham threw Donald under the bus almost immediately when given the chance during testimony in front of the grand jury looking into Trump’s plot to overturn the election in Georgia.
In fact, the authors said, Graham characterized Trump as so far off in the weeds that he would have believed “Martians came and stole the election.”
From the book:
“After fighting a four-month legal battle all the way to the US supreme court to block his grand jury subpoena – and losing … Graham turned on a dime and threw Trump under the bus.
According to secret grand jury testimony in Fulton county confirmed by the authors, Graham testified that if you told Trump ‘that martians came and stole the election, he’d probably believe you’. He also suggested to the grand jurors that Trump cheated at golf.
After Graham was finished testifying, he bumped into Fani Willis in a hallway and thanked her for the opportunity to tell his story.
‘That was so cathartic,’ he told Willis. ‘I feel so much better.’ Then, to the astonishment of one source who witnessed the scene, South Carolina’s senior senator hugged the Fulton county DA who was aggressively pursuing Trump. Willis’s reaction: “She was like, ‘Whatever, dude,'” according to one witness of the strange encounter.”
Man, when they start giving you up on stuff they weren’t even asked about, you know you’re in trouble. This book is going to make it unlikely that The Donald leans on Graham, an on-again, off-again friend for years.
Of course, it was already weird that Graham came around to Trump in the first place after saying back in 2016 “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed… and we will deserve it.”
If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 3, 2016
Watch Graham on Fox:
Lindsey Graham describes Trump as “the toughest guy I’ve ever seen in Washington” pic.twitter.com/pDMk9hKy3o
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 25, 2024