Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham referred to as the violence on the U.S. Capitol “mind-boggling” and echoed the decision by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for the Senate’s sergeant of arms to resign. (Jan. 7)
Lindsey Graham thanked police and expressed sympathy with these annoyed by President Donald Trump’s defeat a day after being harangued by an angry crowd that called him a “traitor” for not attempting to dam the certification of the Electoral College outcomes.
Video shared on social media Friday confirmed the South Carolina Republican, flanked by officers, being adopted by means of Washington’s Reagan National Airport by a few dozen folks hurling insults and shouting baseless claims that the election had been fraudulent.
“Lindsey Graham, you are a traitor to the country!” a lady shouts in one of many movies.
“Hope you enjoy Gitmo!” she yells at one other level. “It’s going to be like this forever, wherever you go, for the rest of your life.”
“Number one, I want to thank the police who came to my aid,” Graham advised Fox News‘ Sean Hannity when requested in regards to the incident Friday night time. He then went on to say that he whereas understood Trump supporters’ disappointment, nothing could possibly be carried out to change the election final result. And he defended his vote to certify the outcomes.
“I know people are frustrated. I wanted President Trump to win so badly. I thought he was a consequential president. I think he made the world safer and more prosperous,” Graham mentioned. “I’m a constitutional conservative. I believe in federalism even when I don’t like the outcome. There’s a process under our Constitution. I followed it the best I knew how. I stand by my vote.”
A spokesperson for Graham mentioned that one video taken on the scene appeared to point out that the gang included supporters of QAnon,