‘It’s good for the country’: Sen. Graham says Trump should attend Biden inauguration if challenges fall short


There’s a good reason that the term “squishy” is often applied to many Republican politicians who can’t be trusted beyond their next election.

At the top of this list for many on the right, is Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.S.C., who talks a good game but seldom backs words with action. The politician, who bitterly opposed President Trump during the 2016 GOP presidential primary, only to become a staunch ally once he was elected to office, has never really been trusted.

 

The skepticism that they will see as warranted now that Graham is declaring that Trump should attend Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony if the 78-year-old Democrat prevails, saying it’s “good for the country.”

“If Biden winds up winning, yeah, I think so,” Graham said. “I just think it’s good for the country. It’d be good for him.”

“I hope that Biden will come to his,” the senator added for good measure, reportedly with a chuckle.

What’s good for the country is for Republican lawmakers to take a stand in the face of allegations of widespread voter fraud being ignored by corrupt media, to ensure the integrity of the electoral process!

After all, it all starts with free and fair elections.

The Trump campaign is challenging election results in the key battleground states of Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Nevada.

As for talking a good game, Graham said he spoke with Trump recently, noting that the president is going to “fight for every vote and push systems to get better.”

This being in response to all the concerns about mail-in ballot fraud.

“I’m very worried about it too myself, quite frankly,” Graham added, according to The Hill.

As chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, this is where the rubber never quite meets the road when it comes to Graham.

Speaking of squishy Republicans, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is now calling on the president to concede the election to Biden — even though Trump has a number of pending legal actions yet to be decided.

“I think he should concede, I think the race is over,” Murkowski said — the irony here being that when Murkowski lost the 2010 GOP primary, she ran as an independent to retain her seat.

The Daily Beast reported recently that Trump may launch a 2024 campaign as Biden is being sworn in on Inauguration Day if his legal challenges to the 2020 election fall short.

Citing an anonymous “top aide,” Bloomberg reported last week that Trump told Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien in a Nov. 13 Oval Office meeting that he will run in 2024 if he cannot overturn the results of an election marred by allegations of voter fraud.

Tom Tillison

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