U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham warned that if Democrats secure victories in Georgia runoff elections it will mean a “trifecta from hell” in the U.S. government.
The South Carolina Republican painted an ominous picture of what may happen if Democrats regain control of the U.S. Senate and Joe Biden is certified as the next president, urging Americans watching Fox News on Monday to help in fundraising efforts for GOP incumbents David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler.
“A Republican victory in Georgia would stop the far left agenda in its tracks while a Democrat victory would empower the Democrats to control the House, the Senate, and the White House,” former Congressman Trey Gowdy, filling in as guest host on “Hannity,” said Monday as he welcomed Graham.
“Both parties know the importance of these two races and the campaigns have kicked into high gear. Georgia is extending ballot drop boxes and there’s a surge in requests for absentee ballots. Joe Biden is reportedly planning to campaign in the Peach State and, of course, Hollywood celebrities are pouring funds into this race,” Gowdy added, introducing the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman “who knows a thing or two about Hollywood money in Senate races.”
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“If we lose these two Senate seats in Georgia, Pelosi will run the House, Schumer will run the Senate,” Graham told Gowdy.
“If the president falls short and Biden gets to be president, you’re going to have Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden. That’s the trifecta from hell for big government. It’s a nightmare for conservatism. It’s the end of checks and balances,” claimed the GOP senator who was just re-elected in a tough race.
Graham went on to warn about the Democrat agenda which would easily be carried out with control of the White House and Congress, noting plans to pack the Supreme Court and eliminate the Electoral College.
“That destroys the independence of the judiciary because the Supreme Court would change every election cycle. That would undo what the Founders tried to do, in creating an independent judiciary. Finally, they’ll change the Electoral College, let it go to the popular vote,” Graham explained.
“That means that Georgia and South Carolina and other states would be basically dealt out in California and New York, would pick the president in perpetuity,” he added before making a plea to those in Georgia.
“The fate of the republic really lies in the hands of our friends in Georgia,” he said.
“I live 25 minutes from the Georgia border… To my friends in Georgia, the country depends on you. I know you won’t let us down, but I’m worried. The momentum seems to be with the Democrats right now. The money is pouring in. You cannot turn your television on in South Carolina without seeing an Ossoff commercial… They’re just flooding the zone,” Graham told Gowdy.
“And mail-in voting — if you expand mail-in voting in Georgia and you allow a single person to validate the signature at an election office and you don’t have bipartisan signature validation, that’s a formula for disaster for our two candidates in Georgia,” he said. “So I’m worried as we speak tonight.”
The GOP lawmaker noted that Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is planning to step down from that role in January, “because apparently I gave her a hug, and that is an unpardonable sin.”
Graham referred to the California Democrat coming under fire for her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. The 87-year-old was slammed by members of her own party after she ended the proceedings by giving Graham a hug, with both lawmakers not wearing protective face masks.
“They literally ran Dianne Feinstein, who’s a great person, out of her job because she said something nice about me,” Graham told Gowdy.
He went on to warn that if Democrats win back the Senate, “Bernie Sanders will be chairman of the Budget Committee in the United States Senate, an avowed socialist would be writing the nation’s budget in the Senate.”
“If we keep control of the Senate…I’m going to be the budget chairman. You know, I may not be your cup of tea out there, but let me tell you this, I’m a hell of a lot better than Bernie Sanders when it comes to your money,” he added.
“A lot is at stake. Help where you can,” the senator asked once again.
“The money is coming in major league on the Democratic side,” he said, explaining how he donated one million dollars and asked for other campaigns to do the same.
“We need to close that gap,” Graham said. “I just don’t believe that people in Georgia are going to allow this country to be turned into a socialist nation. That’s really what’s on the ballot.”
The senator concluded by asking President Trump to personally make an appeal in Georgia.
“We need President Trump to go to Georgia because there are people in Georgia who voted for President Trump that believe in him more than the Republican Party,” he said. “I think that his voice could go a long way in helping us win these two Senate seats.”
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