Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), or Senator John McCain’s better half, may not be a liberal’s friend when it comes to domestic and social issues, but he might be our BFF when it comes to foreign policy. Much like McCain, Graham is unnerved by Trump’s lack of understanding the threat that Putin poses not only to Europe but democratic institutions across the globe. Naturally, he didn’t take too kindly to Trump’s gullible embrace of Putin.
Graham slammed Trump for his refusal to confront Putin on undermining our democracy when he brazenly meddled in the 2016 presidential election, calling his Friday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin “disastrous” and that Trump has a “blind spot” on Russia.
“When it comes to Russia I am dumbfounded, I am disappointed, and at the end of the day he’s hurting his presidency by not embracing the fact that Putin is a bad guy,” Graham said on NBC News’s “Meet the Press.”
“He is literally the only person I know of who doesn’t believe Russia attacked our election in 2016,” Graham said of Trump, who has said that “nobody really knows” whether the Russians were behind attempts to hack the 2016 presidential election.
While we applaud Graham’s efforts at being one of the few Republicans calling out Trump on Russia, he shouldn’t be some ‘dumbfounded’ when considering how much of a sociopathic narcissist Trump is. Moreover, a man baby who’s willing to sell out his own country at the drop of a hat to further bloat his personal wealth. Hence the reason why Robert Mueller is bringing in a dream team of lawyers to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia.
Graham also lashed out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for being “ready to forgive and forget” when it comes to Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election. But it was this line that really took the cake:
“This whole idea about moving forward without punishing Russia is undermining his entire presidency,” he said. Graham is pushing for increased sanctions on Russia. The Senate passed such a bill, but it is currently delayed in the House. Reports have indicated the White House wants to soften the language.
One can only hope that more Republican take Graham’s lead on Russia, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
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