GOP Senator Lindsey Graham warned that President Biden’s policies have resulted in the U.S. facing the “most dangerous times” since the late 1930s.
Graham spoke with syndicated radio talk show host John Catsimatidis on Sunday morning and discussed the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, and the circumstances that led to it.
“You had a bunch of people that tried to intimidate the Congress from doing its job,” Graham claimed of the rioters.
He noted that he supports election reform, and that mail-in voting is “subject to fraud and abuse.” “Those who defiled the Capitol, [and] took the law into their own hands,” however, “I hope they get prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Graham, who is known for being a personal friend of Joe Biden, stopped short of blaming former President Trump for the events that took place on Jan. 6, saying the president’s speech given on the day was simply a “political speech,” reiterating his point again about the rioters, saying that January 6 was a “dark day for America,” and that he hopes the rioters are prosecuted.
Graham then pointed out that there were a number of unanswered questions, including pictures of an individual allegedly placing pipe bombs at various locations around Washington, D.C., on January 5, the night before Trump’s speech and the Capitol breach. “Who were these people?” Graham asked rhetorically.
“Clearly, they weren’t inspired by [Trump’s] speech, ’cause he hadn’t given it yet. How could the Capitol, 20 years after 9/11 … be taken over by an unarmed mob? … Who’s responsible for protecting the Capitol? Is it the Speaker of the House? I hope she’s held accountable, whatever responsibility she may have,” Graham said.
“Forget about the reason it was taken over for a moment, how could that happen? And how exposed are we to a terrorist attack?” Graham added.
Graham then blasted the speeches delivered by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in commemoration of the riot, saying Biden’s was “awful” and a missed opportunity to unite the country in favor of partisan point-scoring.
“It was an effort on his part, and the vice president’s, to create a brazen political moment, to try to deflect from their failed presidency, it was an effort to push the passage of federal legislation to take over the states’ voting system, which has got nothing to do with January 6, so I was really disappointed in the tone of the president and the vice president — of the politicized January 6. The American people reject what happened on January 6, but come in November of 2022, they are going to reject the Democratic Party, because these folks running our country in the House and the Senate, and Biden, don’t know what they’re doing.”
“Rampant inflation, broken borders, turning Afghanistan back over to terrorists, being weak in the face of Iranian aggression, these are the most dangerous times since the late 30s, and I think the public is going to be voting in November of 2022 not based on what happened on January 6, but based on this failed Democratic radical agenda,” Graham said.
Graham eventually went on to predict that Trump and the GOP would experience massive success in both 2022 and 2024 as a result of the Democrats failed policies which have proven to be rather unpopular.
The senator added that Biden’s policies “do not represent America.”
“We’re not a socialist country, we don’t want to pack the Supreme Court, we don’t want to abolish the Electoral College, we don’t want D.C. and Puerto Rico to become a state to change the balance of power in this country.”
“What happened on January 6 was bad, and people need to be punished, and they will be. But what Democrats are trying to do is tear up the Constitution. They are trying to change the balance of power in this country. … This is the most radical approach to our constitutional checks and balances in my lifetime, and maybe ever. There’s going to be a backlash in 2022, John, against this democratic radicalization,” Graham concluded.
Author: Ben Harris