Lindsey Graham ripped as he sidesteps question on Donald Trump’s false claims during presidential debate

Lindsey Graham labeled ‘dedicated sycophant’ as he sidesteps question on Donald Trump’s false claims during presidential debate
Lindsey Graham praised Donald Trump's presidential debate performance saying 'he had a good night' (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Senator Lindsey Graham found himself at the center of controversy after sidestepping questions about former President Donald Trump's false claims during the recent presidential debate, as per The Hill.

The incident, which took place during an interview on CNN’s 'State of the Union', sparked widespread trolling and criticism on social media. CNN’s Dana Bash questioned Graham on why he wasn’t troubled by Trump's numerous false statements during the debate.


Lindsey Graham deflects question about Donald Trump's lies during presidential debate

Instead of directly addressing the issue, Graham focused on Trump’s overall performance and criticized President Joe Biden.

"Well, I thought he had a very good night. People who watched the debate thought the same thing, too. At the end of the day, he was strong, he was clear, he was coherent. But this idea that Biden had a bad night, that’s not the story. He’s had a bad presidency, had a disastrous debate," he told Bash.

Graham went on to argue that the media has been too lenient with Biden, citing recent editorials from The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that called for Biden to step down from the race.

He stated, "The man is compromised, and the media has been covering. The policies of his administration are destroying the country. And The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [want] him out, but they think he’s a good president. He’s not a good president. He’s a decent man. He’s a failed president. He is compromised. That’s the storyline here."

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 20, 2024 in New York City. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial. (Photo by Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)
In May, Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records (Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)

During the same interview, Graham issued a stark warning to Democrats regarding potential retribution over Trump’s ongoing criminal cases. "The Democrats keep calling President Trump a felon. Well, be careful what you wish for. I expect there will be an investigation of Biden’s criminality at the border," he remarked.

In May, Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in a historic criminal hush money trial involving adult film star Stormy Daniels and attempts to influence the 2016 presidential elections.

Graham suggested that political prosecutions could set a dangerous precedent, leading to further investigations.

"This country is going to have a reset here and using [Joe] Biden’s standard of glorifying political prosecutions, a Pandora’s box has been opened. Whether he steps down or not, accountability is coming to him," he expressed.

When Bash pointed out that Graham seemed to be warning of retribution, he confirmed, "Yeah. I warned that the Pandora’s box opened by the Democrats is going to be applied here."

Lindsey Graham (Getty Images)
Lindsey Graham said Donald Trump's prosecutions had opened a Pandora's box (Getty Images)

Lindsey Graham's deflection about Donald Trump's lies draws flak online

The internet quickly reacted to Graham deflecting question about Trump's lies, with many taking to social media to express their disdain.

One user on Facebook wrote, "This despicable, opportunistic coattail riding weakling should proceed to the dustbin of history."

Another user remarked, "Oh Lindsay the great flip flopper..who cares what you one."

A third user wrote, "The party of values and morals is rotten to the core. They don’t even pretend anymore."

Another added, "Lindsey is a dedicated sycophant that's for sure."

A fifth user declared, "Graham has lost his mind. Vote blue no matter who. Keep the GOP fascist crazies out of the White House."

Another expressed disappointment, saying, "Lindsey is one of the biggest disappointments to come out of the Republican Party. No spine. Not a patriot. Just a bottom feeder."

One user stated, "Maga Graham is terrible excuse for a human being and the Republican Party as a whole are terrible disgusting people."

Another commented, "Lindsey represents a group that puts no value on truth."

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