During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, threatened to flee the US Capitol to prevent Democrats from passing a much-needed infrastructure bill proposed by President Joe Biden.
“You’ve got to have a quorum to pass a bill in the Senate,” Graham told host Maria Bartiromo. “I would leave before I would let that happen. So, to my Republican colleagues, we may learn something from our Democratic friends in Texas when it comes to avoiding a $3.5 trillion tax and spend package. Leave town,” he declared.
“Wow,” Bartiromo said. “They were effective in not giving the Republicans a quorum. You’ll do the same thing on a $3.5 trillion tax and spend [bill].”
“Hell yeah, I would leave!” Graham exclaimed before adding:
“I will use everything lawfully in my toolbox to prevent rampant inflation, a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package that’s got nothing to do with infrastructure, that is a tax and spend dream of the socialist left. If it takes me not showing up to stop that, I will do it. Because if we pass that bill, you’re going to have inflation through the roof. And if they put legalizing illegal immigrants in that bill, you’re going to have a complete run on the border.”
Watch the interview below.