Fox News host Chris Wallace accused Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday of being a liar and a hypocrite for supporting the Trump tax bill that wasn’t paid for while being opposed to President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
The interview began with Wallace noting:
“In 2017, all Republicans voted for the tax cuts then that added $2 trillion to the economy. And in fact, you talk about budget gimmicks, it used the same budget gimmick there. For instance, saying that individual tax cuts were going to end in 2025.”
Graham said the two weren’t the same:
“I like giving money back to the taxpayer. I don’t like spending more money than we did in World War II and that’s what we’re doing right now.”
Wallace was more than ready for Graham’s false comparison, telling him:
“But respectfully, sir. What [White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki] is saying, a lot of Democrats are saying is that when President Trump and you…”
A clearly angry Graham interrupted Wallace and shouted:
“What’s that got to do with anything?!”
And that’s when Wallace flat-out called Graham a liar to his face:
“Let me finish. [You] passed the 2017 Trump tax cut, that was a lie. It wasn’t paid for.”
The South Carolina Republican attempted to recover:
“No. What happens is you can’t go beyond 10 years in terms of the budget window. We voted knowing that cutting taxes, we believed, would be good. I never said that cutting taxes — I voted for cutting taxes. I’m against expanding the government. They’re telling you it doesn’t cost anything!”
Actually, what really happened is that Graham voted to add trillions to the federal debt when Trump was in the White House and now wants to pretend he’s a fiscal conservative with Biden as president. Apparently, Graham thinks it’s acceptable to balloon the deficit when its for tax cuts that benefit the richest Americans, but giving something back to hard working, middle class Americans in the form of the child tax credit is a terrible thing.
Sorry, Lindsey, but your hypocrisy and BS prove that you’re nothing but a shill for corporations and billionaires.
Here’s the video:
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