Lindsey Graham Loses It After Fox News Host Corners Him Over His Hypocrisy On Joe Biden
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade welcomed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to his radio show on Monday where he asked the Republican senator over his relationship with former Vice President Joe Biden.
During the interview, Kilmeade played a clip of Graham praising Biden as the “nicest person” he has ever been around with. Shortly after the clip, Kilmeade asked Graham if his feelings have changed towards Biden and if he still considers him “the nicest person I think I’ve ever met in politics” and “as good a man as God has ever created.”
Instead of answering the question, Graham responded to this by complaining about the way Biden and Democrats treated the late Sen. John McCain during the 2008 presidential election.
“They tore the bark off of John McCain,” Graham said, according to Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake.
Kilmeade plays 2015 clip of Lindsey Graham getting tearful about Joe Biden and saying hes "the nicest person I think I've ever met in politics."
Graham responds that Biden said bad things about his friend McCain in 2008. "They tore the bark off of John McCain."
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) November 25, 2019
Per NBC News’ Julie Faye Tsirkin, Graham also said that he wasn’t out to smear his longtime friend by launching a probe into Biden’s son and his employment at Ukrainian energy company Burisma, but was simply doing proper oversight.
“My friendship with Joe Biden, if it can’t withstand me doing my job then it’s not the friendship I thought we had,” he said. “I admire him as a person, I think he’s always tried to do right as a person.”
GRAHAM on Brian Kilmeade's radio show:
"My friendship with Joe Biden, if it can't withstand me doing my job then it's not the friendship I thought we had. I admire him as a person, I think he's always tried to do right as a person."
— julie faye tsirkin (@julietsirkin) November 25, 2019