Appearing on CBS News on Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) declared that he and the GOP have nothing to apologize for after being confronted about the lies and misinformation he and his party told about the 2020 presidential election in an unprecedented and aggressive campaign to keep Trump in office.
Graham, who was Trump’s top supporter, defender, and confidant in the Senate, has been accused of trying to interfere in the Georgia election, after he called that state’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, who said he was “stunned” after receiving the call. He added he felt Graham was suggesting he “look hard and see how many ballots you could throw out.”
During the interview, Graham was asked by CBS News’ Marge Brennan if he thinks he should apologize now that the nation has a new president. “For what?” a defiant Graham replied.
“Is there an apology for the broader misconception, the lies you talked about?” Brennan politely pressed, pointing out Graham’s phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State and his lies about the 2020 election.
“I mean, do you all need to issue an apology for trying to destroy President Trump’s presidency from day one?” Graham, scoffing at the mere suggestion he had done anything wrong, replied.
“I don’t think so. I’m not going to apologize for anything,” he insisted, saying he wants to “look forward” and “heal the nation” by working on infrastructure and immigration.
“Starting this presidency with the idea that somebody needs to apologize probably doesn’t move us forward,” Graham said.
In reality, the Georgia official Senator Graham called tells a different, far more devious, and possibly criminal story.
A former U.S. Attorney has asked the Georgia State Election Board to launch an investigation into Graham’s conduct.
Watch the interview below.
If you were waiting on an apology from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), don't hold your breath:
"I'm not gonna apologize for anything … Starting this presidency with the idea that somebody needs to apologize probably doesn't move us forward." pic.twitter.com/hJnS5nLV5Q
— The Recount (@therecount) January 20, 2021