It has become clear to many that no one can trust a word that Lindsey Graham says — ever.
Just a few years ago, a tearful Graham described Joe Biden as just about the greatest person on the face of the Earth. In a recently resurfaced 2015 interview, Graham had this to say about the former Vice-President:
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Joe Biden: "If you can't admire Joe Biden as a person then probably you've got a problem, you need to do some self-evaluation….He is as good a man as God ever created."
h/t @LGsConscience pic.twitter.com/1YDrljQvda
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 22, 2019
Around that same time, Graham called Donald J. Trump a “jackass.”
What a difference a few years and a different President make. Now, Graham is launching an “investigation” into Biden, along the lines of the debunked conspiracy theories that originated from the Kremlin and some Republican lawmakers seem all too eager to parrot — Graham among them. Of course, this appears to be at the behest of that “jackass” Donald J. Trump. Since the passing of John McCain, Graham has notably reversed many courses, embracing policies and people like Trump that he used to reject.
In response to the move by Graham, Joe Biden minced no words:
“Lindsey is about to go down in a way I think he’s going to regret his whole life,” Biden said, before addressing his old friend from the Senate personally.
“Lindsey, I’m just embarrassed by what you’re doing ― for you! I mean, my lord,” Biden said.
Biden also commented about how Trump now seems to have ultimate power over the South Carolina Senator:
“Number one. I am disappointed, and, quite frankly I’m angered by the fact that he knows me, He knows my son. He knows there’s nothing to this. Trump is now essentially holding power over him that even the Ukrainians wouldn’t yield to.”
Graham most likely does know better, but totally flip-flopping has become a pattern with Graham, twisting to whatever the political winds are. He did it decades ago, and does it today.
In 1998, Graham was totally fine with hearsay evidence. That, of course, is what got the impeachment ball rolling against former President Bill Clinton. Now, the same kind of evidence is not acceptable to Graham.
Just a few weeks ago, Graham stated that if there was a “quid pro quo” in the Ukrainian deal, that was worth investigating and described it as something very bad:
“… if you said I’m not going to give you money unless you investigate my political opponent to help me politically, that would be completely out of bounds.”
That sentiment was not only offered once, but in multiple interviews. In another interview in October, he phrased it like this:
“if you could show me that, you know, Trump was actually engaging in a quid pro quo, outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing.”
South Carolina’s senior Senator now supports Trump’s trade wars and tariffs. He has remained mostly silent about things like the Kosheggi murder by the hands of the Saudi’s. Things that would have gotten Graham up in arms just a few years ago. (Before Trump was POTUS and John McCain was still alive).
The guy who used to stand side by side with his “friend” Joe Biden on issues like stopping violence against women now votes for people like Brent Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
The Senator did speak up about Trump letting Turkey’s strongman Erdogan walk all over him and allow Turkey to attack the Kurds, but then, a week later was on board with the whole thing saying he was “impressed.” This happened after Erdogan visited the White House and claimed to “teach him (Graham) a lesson.”
Perhaps the biggest shame is that it comes at a time when at least some Republicans are taking a stand against Trump and for the actual rule of law.
Now, Graham is going to serve his master, Donald Trump, by attacking a man that he recently called “as good as God ever created.”
Again, it seems that one cannot trust a word Lindsey Graham says about anything, ever.