Lindsey Graham, Senator of South Carolina, said the Republican party can’t move forward without former president Donald Trump.
In an interview with Sean Hannity in Fox News, Graham discussed the ongoing controversy regarding Republican House member Liz Cheney.
Chaney has been a critic of the Trump administration, decrying Trump for sticking to his claims that the 2021 presidential election was stolen from him.
On January 6th, following the Capitol riots, Chaney was among the few Republicans that voted to impeach Trump.
“I would just say to my Republican colleagues, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no,” said Graham.
“I’ve always liked Liz Cheney, but she’s made a determination that the Republican Party can’t grow with President Trump. I’ve determined we can’t grow without him.”
Graham has been a long time ally of President Trump. In the interview with Hannity, he said Trump was making inroads with minorities due to his economic populism and America First agenda.
“If you don’t get that, you’re making the biggest mistake in the history of the Republican Party,” Graham said.
Recently, Graham has been on different programs discussing Biden’s presidency. He said Biden’s administration was going against his presidential campaign.
“I think he’s been a very destabilizing president,” Graham said. “And economically, he’s throwing a wet blanket over the recovery, wanting to raise taxes in a large amount and regulate America basically out of business.”
“AOC (Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York) said his first 100 days exceeded her expectations. That’s all you need to know.”
Graham stands by Trump
Graham’s biggest concerns regarding Biden’s administration include changing the structure of the Supreme Court and his decisions on foreign policy.
“The border is in chaos. The Iranians are off the mat. He’s opening up negotiations with the Iranian regime that they haven’t done a damn to change.
“Afghanistan is going to fall apart. Russia and China are … already pushing him around,” said Graham.