Sen. Lindsey Graham is trying a new strategy in his harebrained defense of Donald Trump.
This week, the antigay senator from South Carolina went on Fox News to say Trump’s second impeachment trial was basically over before it began and that the ex-president would definitely be declared not guilty of inciting the January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol because the real person to blame is, wait for it, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Here’s what I want to know,” Graham told Sean Hannity. “What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?”
That’s right, folx. Lindsey Graham actually wants people to entertain the idea that Nancy Pelosi might have something to do unleashing the angry mob that tried to kill her.
Lindsey Graham: What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it? pic.twitter.com/Af4QNNU744
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 11, 2021
Graham made similar ridiculous insinuations last month when he suggested to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo that Pelosi is at least partially culpable for the failed assassination attempt against her.
(Spoiler: Nancy Pelosi is not at all culpable for the failed assassination attempt against her.)
“It was horrendous to see people take over the Capitol, the House and the Senate, beat officers, defile the seat of government,” Graham squealed. “How in the hell did that happen? Where was Nancy Pelosi? It’s her job to provide Capitol security. We’ll get to the bottom of that!”
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York told MSNBC that he just can’t take Graham seriously anymore.
(Side note: We stopped taking Graham seriously years ago!)
“It’s sad,” Jeffries said. “Because during the days in which he traveled alongside John McCain he projected that he was a much different figure than the individual who he’s turned out to be.”
Here’s how other folx on Twitter have been responding to Graham’s “Blame Nancy!” defense…
Lindsey Graham is the kind of inept stooge who’s unwittingly working full time for whoever he’s trying to oppose
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) February 12, 2021
.@LindseyGrahamSC suggesting @SpeakerPelosi is somehow responsible for the attack on the Capitol is reminiscent of those repugnant lawyers who ask victims of sexual assault what they were wearing when they were raped.
— ken olin (@kenolin1) February 11, 2021
Whenever I get down because I think of everything I lost these past few years opposing Trump, I just listen to Lindsey Graham for a little bit and it picks me right back up. https://t.co/lKFU3esyDM
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 11, 2021
Stephen Colbert: Lindsey Graham stated that the plot to murder Nancy Pelosi on Jan 6 might be her own fault.
This is a typical GOP response to everything: blame the women.
— Deacon Blues (@DeaconBlues0) February 12, 2021
Whatever Trump has on Lindsey Graham can’t be as damning as what Lindsey Graham is currently doing to Lindsey Graham.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) February 11, 2021
Is this for real? @LindseyGrahamSC sit down & shut up. Seriously. Do it. https://t.co/7A9DMoeL2u
— Regina Marston for Congress CA 42 (@Marston4ca42) February 11, 2021
Lindsey Graham is now playing “blame the victim,” suggesting Nancy Pelosi is somehow responsible for the insurrection.
There’s no way John McCain would have tolerated a breach of his hallowed Senate chamber. Nor would he have tolerated Graham’s obsequious gaslighting.
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) February 11, 2021
To be fair, there has never been a moment in Lindsey Graham’s life when Nancy Pelosi didn’t know more than him.
— Keith Pierce (@KPierceResearch) February 11, 2021
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Trump has no defense. That’s why they’re making up BS to take the media away from him. No wonder they support QAnon, they support the lies just like they did Trump.
It seems that he won’t need one. His lapdogs are already saying they’re going to vote to acquit.
Closet case LadyG is getting desperate.
This is why I call him Linda Graham Cracker, lying is a must for him. Trump is guilty as verified by the House Management team.
It’s good that Queerty is accumulating an historical record of the evil misdeeds of Graham, Cruz, Hawley and their ilk in the Congress. Whenever I want to learn of the newest outrage committed by this craven group of anti-American fascists, I check in with Queerty. Keep up the good work, because as an optimist, I believe in karma.
LADY G IS DISGUSTING
Lady Gag Me – seriously – how stupid are the people of South Carolina to repeatedly re-elect this effete boob to the US Senate? He’s a pathetic clown.
VERY stupid and vapid.. To say the least. And Miss Graham may be a product of inbreeding.
Now now, what most of you don’t know is that the entire representation from SC in the Senate is made up of closet queens. Back when Timmy Scott was just an unknown in the SC legislature he was a fixture in the bars in Charleston. Close friend of mine had a month long fling with him…he has a thing for skinny white bois.
I always thought Timmy Scott was a DL snow queen. That hyper-Christian confirmed bachelor isn’t fooling anyone–well, many of the voters of SC, clearly, but whenever he opens his mouth a tiara falls out.
Jon in Canada
Lady G needs to be hardcore outed as the Nellie little bitchy princess he is. Come on now, someone’s got to have some audio or video. The time to destroy him is NOW!
Were he outed, a significant %age of the remaining Trumpists would laud him as a “Christian hero”: willing to stand up for ” Christian American morality” while fighting against his own “sinful nature”.
There are people that stupid.
What a freaking, cowardly, Closet Case, trash pit!
We know without a doubt that Graham is a mendacious, self-serving, hypocrite (and I hope that he is not a closet queen, J. Edgar Hoover and Roy Cohen are more than enough for modern American History!).
But what is more upsetting than his comments are the people who will hear him say ridiculous things like this and simply nod and mutter “that’s right, let’s get to the bottom of this.”
Truth is Graham AND Pelosi are both vile just on opposite ends of the spectrum, time has passed both these wicked troglodytes by
Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House and responsible for the House. You’re a Senator. Mitch McConnell was responsible for your security that day. Why aren’t you asking him.
Oh, yeah, the House Chamber wasn’t breached, but the Senate Chamber was. Ask Mitch you shithead~
He drank the Qanon Kool aid long ago…
Out of all deranged Trumpanzees, is there anyone more batshit crazy than self-hating, Light-In-The-Loafers Lindsey? Sad!
Lady G has really gone off the deep end. Not only is he promoting Crazy QAnon conspiracy theories, but now he’s making up his own. It’s so sad to see someone who used to have some integrity into someone who has devolved into a troll ?. Deceased Senator McCain would be ashamed to call him a friend. If there is a God, he should have McCain haunt him.
TheAbsoluteTRUTH needs an overhaul. To equate Pelosi with Graham is obscene, She’s a leader and he’s a groveler. She’s a straight shooter; he follows the Yellow Brick Road. Whatever her faults, she’s not a double talking liar. But most of all Nancy Pelosi has a pair of balls. Graham is a castrati who belongs in a harem.
Hiding all those years in the closet has really distorted this self loathing man into a bitter old shrew.
Lady G is taking a page from the Trump playbook. Trump called the mainstream media “Fake news” to distract from the reality that Fox News was the actual fake news. Lady G will blame Nancy for the insurrection and the threat on her own life bc Lady G is a co conspirator and everyone knows. Lady G grew a backbone (sort of) for like a minute the day after the insurrection on the Capitol but then she gets confronted by GQP at the airport and she goes running back to sucking on Trumps titty.
There’s a bottom not deep enough for LG to scrape. Really just the worst.
To be positive, Lady G has excellent taste in male escorts!
Republicans are bad in bed. That’s why they try and compensate through their politics. Which obviously hasn’t worked. See above ….
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