President-elect Joe Biden called his ex-friend and former colleague in the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham a “personal disappointment” during an interview with Stephen Colbert that aired on Friday.
Asked whether he could patch things up with the Graham, Biden said: “Lindsey’s been a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his.”
Lindsey Graham has been one of the leading voices in Trump’s posts election drama which aims to overturn the results of the election. He reportedly tried to pressure the secretary of state of Georgia to toss out ballots and only formally recognized Biden as the president-elect after the electoral college affirmed his victory, six weeks after the election.
Before Trump Biden and Graham were close. He called Biden “the nicest person I think I’ve ever met in politics” in a 2015 Huffington Post interview. “If you can’t admire Joe Biden as a person, you’ve got a problem. You need to do some self-evaluation, ‘cause, what’s not to like?” Graham added. He also called Biden “as good a man as God ever created.”
Some congressional Republicans still will not recognize Biden as the winner of the election and they probably won’t. This means Biden will be facing a very divided Congress. But, he is confident that he will be able to work with the Republicans once Donald Trump is out of office.
“Once this president is no longer in office, I think you’re going to see his impact on the body politic fade, and a lot of these Republicans are going to feel they have much more room to run and cooperate,” Biden said.
Watch the clip on YouTube.