According to audio obtained by New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) said President Joe Biden was the “best person to have” leading the country after a crowd by former President Donald Trump attacked the United States Capitol under the false premise that the 2020 general election was stolen.
“We will actually come out stronger. Moments like this restore themselves. People want to calm down. People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with this,’ “Graham says in the audio clip.” This is a group within a group. What it does, there will be a rally effect for a while, the country says: ‘We are better than that’ “.
Martin is heard asking Graham: “Will Biden help with this?” to which Graham replies, “Totally, he’s probably going to be the best person to have, right. I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?
Burns and Martin report on audio in their new book, “This Won’t Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.”
Graham has previously fought with former President Trump over his narrative of the Capitol uprising.
Earlier this year, Trump attacked Graham, said Graham is “wrong” in saying that forgiving the people who participated in the January 6 uprising was “inappropriate”.
“You’ve talked about the potential, if that’s appropriate, to forgive some of the January 6,” Rob Schmitt of Newsmax asked Trump in an interview. “Lindsey Graham said a couple of days later that she thinks it’s inappropriate. What do you think?”
Trump called Graham a “RINO,” an acronym for “Republican in Name Only,” which he used to label Republican critics of his behavior.
“Well, Lindsey Graham is wrong. I mean, Lindsey is a good guy, but she is a RINO. Lindsey is wrong, “Trump said.” Lindsey Graham doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about if she says it.
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.