Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Defense Of Donald Trump Goes Spectacularly Awry

"That's literally the whole issue, Lindsey," one critic said, ripping the South Carolina senator's latest stumping for Trump.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sprung to the defense of Donald Trump ahead of the former president’s Georgia racketeering indictment and was mocked for comments that critics thought defined irony.

During Monday’s broadcast of Jesse WattersFox News show, Graham said Trump’s mounting legal woes were “unfair.” He claimed prosecutors were weaponizing the law and setting “a bad precedent,” and insisted the former president’s fate should be left to voters.

“The American people can decide whether they want him to be president or not,” said Graham, a fierce critic of Trump before his 2016 election win who became one of his most loyal allies. “This should be decided at the ballot box, not a bunch of liberal jurisdictions trying to put the man in jail.”

Trump was later indicted in Georgia on charges he pressured election officials to flip the 2020 election result.

Users on X, formerly Twitter, said deciding Trump’s fate at the ballot box was “sorta the point here.”

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