Sen. Lindsey Graham defended Joe Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified information found in various locations, including the president’s garage next to a corvette at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, while speaking to the press today in Congress.
Speaking to reporter Ahtra Elnashar, Graham dismissed national security concerns and said he’s known Biden for a “long time” and has no suspicions that anything “sinister” is going on with his mishandling of classified documents.
“What are your national security questions?” Elnashar asked the Senator from South Carolina. Graham replied that his questions for Biden and Trump would be identical.
Here's the video: pic.twitter.com/6QJI5N05aV
— Ahtra Elnashar (@AhtraElnashar) January 24, 2023
“Same thing for Trump,” said Graham. “I mean, why did you do it, what were in the documents, how were they held, and who had access to them?”
“Let me just say this. I’ve known President Biden for a long time. I don’t think there is–I’d be shocked if there’s anything sinister here,” Graham added.
Graham’s remarks come after he paid a visit to Ukraine to fawn over the corruption-plagued country’s president, Volodimir Zelensky, demanding that the United States further fan the flames of a potential Third World War with Russia by giving Ukraine tanks.
All three of us, one Republican and two Democrats, share the same goal – for Ukraine to drive the Russians out of Ukraine.
To achieve that goal, the Ukrainian military needs tanks. pic.twitter.com/WsrJBmgvj4
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 20, 2023
45th President Donald Trump is expected to hold a rally with Graham on January 28 in South Carolina, an event that is said to be the next big step in Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.
President Trump, whose Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was raided by federal agents over the alleged mishandling of classified documents, maintains that he used his authority as President of the United States to declassify all documents found in his home.
Biden, who has been allegedly caught with classified documents from his time serving as Vice President, going back to his tenure as a U.S. Senator, had zero declassification authority prior to him becoming President in January 2021.
Since Biden’s latest document cache surfaced, former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home was found to contain about a dozen classified documents following a search by the former Vice President’s lawyer.
Similar to Biden, Pence did not have the authority to declassify any documents during his time as Vice President.
January 25, 2023 at 10:22 am
1st, the email that i received that sent me this link has the subject line of:
“WTH: Turncoat Lindsey Graham Just Defended Joe Biden On Live TV”
to that i reply, what “turncoat?” graham has ALWAYS played on both sides of the fence. he’s a true RINO and should NOT be in office.
2nd, the article states:
“… Graham replied that his questions for Biden and Trump would be identical. … ‘Same thing for Trump,’ said Graham. ‘I mean, why did you do it, what were in the documents, how were they held, and who had access to them?'”
not only does the above prove my point about graham playing both sides of the fence, but the 2 situations are NOT the same. one of the best facts that demonstrate this is the article’s last sentence:
“…Similar to Biden, Pence did not have the authority to declassify any documents during his time as Vice President.”
now, to be fair, in light of top secret docs showing up in pence’s possession, i would agree that both biden and pence should face the same questions as those docs (or at least some of them in biden’s case) were procured when both pence and biden were NOT president.
furthermore, for graham to make this statement:
“‘Let me just say this. I’ve known President Biden for a long time. I don’t think there is– … anything sinister here,’ Graham added.”
clearly tells you just how out of touch (or even corrupt) graham is when so much is out there (ie, more than the top secret docs issue) as evidence against biden not being “sinister”.
January 25, 2023 at 12:13 pm
Having those documents is one thing, monetarily gaining from them via a crack head runner is a whole different animal.
January 25, 2023 at 12:25 pm
I THINK THAT ALL THESE “SENATORS” THAT HAVE THEIR HEART SET IN FUNDING UKRAINE WITH WHATEVER THEY FEEL IS NECESSARY SHOULD SEE THAT WHATEVER THEY SEND IS DELIVERED BY THEM PERSONALLY AND THEY SHOULD STAY THERE, RELINQUISH CITIZENSHIP TO THE UNITED STATES AND TAKE UP RESIDENCE THERE PERMANENTLY. THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO REGARD FOR WHAT THIS IS COSTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO CAN’T AFFORD EGGS, BUTTER AND BREAD FOR THEIR OWN TABLE.
January 25, 2023 at 2:45 pm
Excellent comment. If it would happen perhaps we would get an honest government. They have access to everything. This war was planned by war mongers, Killary and the Bidens when Obama was president. The details are out there but the news organizations do not want to talk about that.
January 26, 2023 at 12:15 am
We have never had an audit of what the other nato members have provided, especially when they are next to the action and have way more to lose. germany wouldn’t provide tanks unless we did??? Then they provide 14, far less sophisticated and we provide 31?????????? I don’t mind helping the people but certainly not the bastards in power who are pocketing billions, the reason we don’t hear where every dollar went. graham is a clone of mcconnel, only difference is he doesn’t have a gullet but is a CS! I have given my last buck to repubs!! FORKEM!!
January 25, 2023 at 1:03 pm
one only needs to hear the angry, divisive, lying and narcissistic rhetoric from biden’s mouth to know where the demented old fool heart is.
January 25, 2023 at 1:49 pm
graham is now and always been a rino with self serving purposes. He is nothing but a limp wrist with little or no concern about the country but loves sticking up for the likes of joebamma. FJB
January 25, 2023 at 1:51 pm
The faster the voters wake up in SC the better off America will be. This RINO and crybaby is like a Russian Double agent that plays both sides of the fence. Which ever way the wind blows. Graham shouldn’t be making excuses for Lying Corrupt Pro KING Joe. It’s time to replace Graham, with another Republican. No excuses. POTUS is incompetent.
January 25, 2023 at 2:51 pm
Lindsey says he has known Biden for a long time. I’ve read about Lindsey. Did he know Biden in a biblical sense?
January 25, 2023 at 3:52 pm
if I was Trump, I would not trust Graham as far as I could spit. That traitor and fence sitter has worked with the Democrats and betrayed the American people so many times, just like the Master Traitor McConnell. Just look at his cynical smile. These guys need to be removed from any position within our Government.
They think they are GOD and JESUS, but far, far from it.
Every time there is an investigation, he promises that “heads will roll,” but it’s only a bark with no bite. This hot air bag is a Wienie.
January 26, 2023 at 9:58 am
There is NO defense for Joe Biden! We can have pity on him for his mental condition but that does not justify allowing him to destabilize the country and run rough shod over the American people.
January 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm
But why is Trump even speaking to Graham. Graham is a Rino a lying dishonest politician.
When is Trump going to learn who is stabbing him in his back.
January 26, 2023 at 1:50 pm
Wouldn’t it be great if President Trump while he is in South Carolina Saturday that he would actually tell voters not to support Graham.