Lindsey Graham Slams Biden and Kamala

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Was Graham right?

In a Twitter thread, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized the speeches President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made on the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot.

In a tweet made while President Biden was speaking, the Republican Senator condemned Biden’s comments, saying, “What brazen politicization of January 6 by President Biden.”

He would go on to expand on his position in a Twitter thread. He began the thread by saying he “still cannot believe” the mob was able to take over the Capital “during such a pivotal moment – certifying a presidential election,” before pointing out that it would have been easy for terrorists to “bootstrap” onto the protest “and wreak even further destruction on the U.S Capitol.”

Graham continued by saying that it “regardless of the reason for the assault on the Capital” losing control “in such a fashion” 20 years after 9/11 was “stunning.”

He also added that he supported the prosecution of those “who defiled the Capitol on January 6,” mentioning that he “consistently condemned the attack.” However, the South Carolina Republican also pointed out that he holds the “same views of those who attacked the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon.”

In the thread, he would also highlight that “those responsible for Capitol security including our political leaders” should also be held accountable, highlighting that the nation still didn’t know who was responsible for planting pipe bombs on Capitol Hill on the eve of the attack.

Toward the tail end of the thread, he stated that the nation owes “a great debt of gratitude and appreciation” to Capitol Police who had “bravely risked their lives to protect the Capitol,” adding that these police officers were in a terrible position as they didn’t have adequate reinforcements.

As the thread wrapped up, Graham lambasted Biden and Harris’s speeches, which he said was an attempt to “resurrect a failed presidency” rather than an effort to mark the “anniversary of a dark day in American history.

He added that they used the anniversary of the riots to push for “radical election reform changing the rules of the Senate” before adding that their plans would not succeed.

In response to the Biden-Harris speeches, he ridiculed Biden’s Presidency, saying that it was “in free fall” not because of the attack but because of its “policies and weak leadership,” and the administration is unable to deal with the challenges the U.S faces.