Lindsey Graham Says It Was a ‘Bad Idea’ And ‘Stupid’ For Trump Ask China To Investigate Biden
Senator Lindsey Graham said it was a “bad idea” and “stupid” for President Trump to ask China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. But the South Carolina Republican stopped short of calling the president’s actions impeachable.
“As to asking China to look into Biden, that was stupid. Nobody believes that China would be fair to Biden, Trump, me or you, or anybody. Bad idea. That didn’t last very long,” Graham said in an interview with Axios released Sunday.
Graham’s comments came in response to fellow GOP Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) calling Trump’s actions “wrong and appalling,” according to Axios.
“Well if you think the letter is impeachable, I mean the transcript, just say so. If you don’t like it, that’s fine. But did the president commit a crime on the phone call?” Graham said, according to Axios.
Though Graham has continued to defend Trump amid the allegations and the impeachment inquiry, he has been separately critical of the president’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria.