South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just vouched for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in regards to the sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade. Reade, a former Biden staffer, recently said, “(Biden)had me up against the wall; he used his knee to spread open my legs,” and “put his fingers inside me,” according to CNN.
Whereas several Democrats have jumped to support Joe Biden and doubt Reade’s accusations, Republican Lindsey Graham surprisingly defended Democrat Biden on FOX’s Hannity show.
Lindsey Graham told Sean Hannity, “The Joe Biden I know, I’ve never seen anything (or) believed that he would do anything like this until you convince me otherwise. I’ve never seen him do anything untoward toward a woman. I’ve never heard anything about him being inappropriate. That’s my view of Joe Biden.”
Lindsey Graham vouches for Joe Biden on Hannity!
"The Joe Biden I know, I’ve never seen anything (or) believed that he would do anything like this until you convince me otherwise!"https://t.co/RnArvEoXhO
— The Tribulation Series (@TribulationThe) May 5, 2020
Is Graham a Friend of Trump?
It calls to question Lindsey Graham’s timing in his response to Sean Hannity. President Donald Trump has not been truly campaigning for this year’s Presidential election due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It has been revealed that Biden operatives have “rifled” through the Tara Reade documents “at least one occasion,” according to Business Insider. However, Senator Graham did not approach that issue while responding to Sean Hannity.
During Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign, Lindsey Graham conducted himself more of a ‘Never Trump’ Republican than a MAGA supporter. In March, 2016, Graham stated that, “we should have basically kicked him (Trump) out of the party,” in response to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer questioning Trump’s opinions on illegal immigration.
In May, 2016, Graham reappeared on CNN and stated, “I don’t think he’s a reliable Republican conservative. I don’t believe that Donald Trump has the temperament and judgment to be commander in chief. I think Donald Trump is going to places where very few people have gone and I’m not going with him.”
Graham During the Trump Presidency
Lindsey Graham’s rhetoric towards Trump receded after the President took office in 2017, but it reappeared occasionally. In the aftermath of the “Unite the Right” rally in 2017, which led to violence, President Trump tried to reduce the tension of the situation.
Graham took the opportunity to snipe at President Trump in a statement that said, “(Trump) took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally.”
This statement led to a Twitter feud between Trump and Graham.
Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Mr. President, like most I seek to move our nation, my state, and our party forward – toward the light – not back to the darkness. (1) https://t.co/K1j4JnhCgf
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 17, 2017
Although Lindsey Graham has shown much support for President Trump, his ‘Never Trump’ past stances is something to consider going into this year’s Presidential election. His recent public support of liberal Democrat Joe Biden’s sexual assault predicament is a transparent example.