August 31, 2022

Senator Lindsey Graham is feeling the heat.

He should. To recap: On Sunday evening's Fox News program hosted by Trey Gowdy, Sen. Lindsey Graham proclaimed that if Trump is indicted or prosecuted over keeping top secret documents, "there will be riots in the streets."

Many political pundits, analysts, and average Americans considered that a threat against the FBI made by a sitting US Senator. Some called it straight-up stochastic terrorism.

So Lindsey ran to Fox News, the safe haven for Republicans who damage democracy, and offered up a combination of weak sauce and unrelated issues to deflect from what he actually said.

Graham knew he would get no pushback from any Fox News host that interviewed him.

On Tuesday, President Biden gave a speech where he singled out the violent rhetoric the South Carolina Senator spewed.

"No one expects politics to be patty cake. Hey, sometimes, it gets mean as hell. But the idea you turn on the television and see senior senators and congressmen saying if such and such happens, they will be blood in the street. Where the hell are we?" Biden said.


Graham said over and over again that he rejects violence of any kind.

"If you want to talk about political violence, I reject it," Graham said, then listing violence and protests he objected to.

Graham then attacked Vice President Kamala Harris to deflect from his actions.

Kilmeade then played a video of Biden's derogatory words against Graham. The Senator tried to laugh off his words.

"Yeah, so what I said Sunday was America's reject, I reject violence, but I also reject a double standard," he said.

Graham tried to claim that since Hillary Clinton wasn't prosecuted for her emails, then Trump shouldn't be prosecuted for refusing to give back top secret documents that his lawyers told the NARA that they had.

There is no similarity between what Hillary did and what Trump did, but Republicans can only play a shell game with the truth.

Graham knew exactly what his "riots in the streets" words meant. He sent a clear message to the DOJ not to indict Trump even if he's guilty. Trump promoted his words. It's a clear message to the MAGA hoard to strike back with violence.

No one will be surprised if the MAGA cult tries another January 6th, with a violent response that may indeed result in blood in the streets.

And Lindsey Graham helped.

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