Donald Trump Jr. Brutally Takes Down Graham, Says Support For Biden SCOTUS Pick Is Proof He’s A RINO
According to Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, going all in to support President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee is proof he’s a “Republican in name only,” otherwise known as a RINO.
“I like Lindsey, but in the Senate he’s a RINO,” Trump Jr. went on to say during a conversation on Newsmax‘s “Chris Salcedo Show” Thursday. “I thought he was great during the [Brett] Kavanaugh trial, but in terms of government, he’s going to roll over every time … weak, establishment Republicans will roll over every time.”
“We need to elect people who won’t do that,” Trump Jr. continued.
Graham has gone from ardent critic of President Biden to potential ally over the course of the week after he openly campaigned for Biden to choose U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs as a replacement for Justice Stephen Breyer.
“I told them what I’ve been saying publicly: that Michelle Childs is well-known in South Carolina [and that] she’s a quality person, somebody I can see myself supporting,” Graham went on to say.
Graham, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated during an appearance on television last Sunday, “I can’t think of a better person for President Biden to consider for the Supreme Court than Michelle Childs.”
Graham has voted to confirm seven of the nine Supreme Court justices, including Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, both nominated by Democrats.
“Sen. Graham has a long history of supporting qualified [nominees], before the last few years where nominations have become divisive, partisan and bitter events,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., commented according to a piece from Politico.
“I’m hopeful that Sen. Graham is simply hoping to continue what was a long tradition of supporting qualified nominees,” Coons added.
Graham earlier this week also doubled down on his disagreement with former President Donald Trump over pardons for the Jan. 6 rioters, saying they should “not be forgiven.”
“I reject politically motivated violence in all forms. Those who take the law into their own hands for political reasons — whether they are antifa, Black Lives Matter protesters, the Proud Boys, or others — must be held accountable,” Graham remarked, making a call for the Jan. 6 rioters to be “held accountable.”
“I was in the Capitol on Jan. 6 and know it was one of the darkest days in American history,” he said.
“For us to remain a nation of laws, not men, we must speak with one voice when it comes to politically motivated violence,” Graham went on to write. “All Americans are entitled to have a speedy trial and their day in court, but those who actively engage in violence for whatever political cause must be held accountable and not be forgiven.”
Trump Jr. then went on to say that these moves made by Graham means that Republicans “will continue to get steamrolled from the radical left. We need them to wake up and hold our own people to their standard.”