In an Axios TV interview, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that former President Donald Trump was still a “dominant force” in the Republican party even after the Capitol riot and his attempts to get Vice President Mike Pence to overturn some states’ votes.
Reporter Jonathan Swan said, “Trump flags crashed into the Capitol, five people died. You said yourself he tied to get Pence to do something illegal and unconstitutional. I just don’t get how after all of that, you go down to Mar-a-Lago, and you are best pals with him again.”
“Well, because he is a dominant force in the Republican Party,” Graham replied. He also said that the deaths were from “heart attacks” and that Trump wasn’t legally responsible for them, and in fact, four of the five deaths appear to be due to a preexisting health condition rather than directly due to the riot.
Ultimately, Graham said, “It’s up to American people if they want the Trump movement to continue.”
Despite all of Trump’s flaws, he is a true leader and that’s why so many people still follow him–including Graham, it seems.
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