President-elect Donald Trump’s denial of Russia’s involvement in the US election (which clearly worked to his benefit) has disturbed Americans around the country. Not only has the FBI come forward to support the CIA’s reports the Russia had interfered, but this meddling has also been supported almost across the board in Congress.
Trump’s defiance of facts and data in favor of Russia have certainly worried people throughout the country, and many of his own Republican peers are fed up with the President-elect’s ignorance. One of those people is Senator Lindsey Graham, who made his extreme dislike of Trump well known during his presidential campaign.
Earlier today, Graham humiliated Trump by stating that aside from the President-elect, there is an almost universal consensus across the Senate that Russia did in fact intervene in America’s election. In speaking to CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Graham responded to a question about whether or not Graham thought Trump might “change his tune on Russia.” Here’s how Graham responded:
“There are 100 United States senators. Amy Klobuchar is on this trip with us. She’s a Democrat from Minnesota. I would say that 99 of us believe the Russians did this and we’re going to do something about it.”
Graham also went further to say that the senators were going to “put sanctions together that hit Putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election.”
This was absolutely brilliant. Graham perfectly pointed out just how weird Trump’s defense (and praise) of Russian President Vladimir Putin truly is without even saying it. Everyone knows that Trump has a weird bromance with the Russian leader, and therefore Russia’s involvement in the US election should not be taken lightly.
In the days after the CIA’s report on the Russian hacking came out, Trump has basically been trying to do everything he can to distract and stop an investigation into the Russian hacking – likely because he is afraid of what it might reveal about him. It’s too bad that Graham and all those other senators don’t give a damn and want to hold Trump accountable (for once).
You can watch Graham hit back at Trump below:
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