Nicholas Connors, who was once a staffer for Sen. Lindsey Graham, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday for the Bulwark, claiming that his former boss has completely changed and is now acting like a puppet to Donald Trump.
Connors said that he worked for the South Carolina Republican because he thought he was a man with “moral clout” who was “unafraid to speak his mind and who would be a good guide for the American people.”
“Needless to say, I was wrong,” Connors writes.
Once a critic of President Trump, Graham has morphed into “one of the most fawning Trump sycophants in the entire GOP herd,” he continues, adding that many of his former colleagues wonder what caused Graham to change.
“It seems that for Graham, changing one’s operational code to fit the political climate so as to stay close to power is not just acceptable—it’s part of his inherent identity,” writes Connors. “The flippant manner in which he speaks about not standing on principles makes it clear how he could go from telling Americans they should ‘tell Donald Trump to go to hell’ to effectively licking Trump’s boots on command.”
Connors said Graham found a new low by attempting to get Georgia to toss out legally cast ballots in order to help Trump win.
“This goes beyond indulging Trump’s conspiracy theories and into the realm of actively trying to undermine the democratic process.”
You can read the full op-ed HERE.