Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has had enough of the dramatics and put his foot down during last night’s Joint Session of Congress. The Trump ally broke away from the President’s ongoing claims of widespread voter fraud and urged colleagues to accept the Electoral College results for Joe Biden. Graham supported his colleagues Constitutional right to object to the election results however said he would not join them saying it is a “uniquely bad idea to delay this election.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected, and will become the president and the vice president of the United States on January 20th" https://t.co/wTKxzqAo9U pic.twitter.com/B2zsNoHkgQ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 7, 2021
Fox News reports:
Trump has been a “consequential” president, Graham said he believes, “but today…count me out. Enough is enough.”
“When it’s over, it is over. It is over,” he added emphatically.
He added that Vice President Mike Pence would do the “constitutional thing” despite Trump and some supporters claiming he has the power to overturn the election.
“As a conservative, this is the most offensive concept in the world that one person could disenfranchise 155 million people,” he said. “To the conservatives who believe in the constitution now’s your chance to stand up and be counted.”
Graham added that while he personally wanted President Trump to win another four years in office Joe Biden was “lawfully” elected.
I prayed @JoeBiden would lose.
He’s the legitimate president of the United States.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the president and vice president of the United States on January 20th.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 7, 2021
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become president and vice president of the United States on Jan. 20,” Senator Graham said.