Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) defended Donald Trump on Sunday after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) warned that if the former president is re-elected, the country would be “sleepwalking into a dictatorship.”
In an interview with CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ Graham claims that a second Joe Biden term would be more devastating for the country than Trump’s.
“I think a continuation of the Biden presidency would be a disaster for peace and prosperity at home and abroad. Our border is broken. The only person who is really going to fix a broken border is Donald Trump. When he was president, none of this stuff was going on in Ukraine. Hamas and all these other terrorist groups were afraid of Trump,” Graham said. “I think Liz’s s hatred of Trump is real. I understand why people don’t like what he does and says at times, but in terms of actions and results he was a far better president than Biden.”
Graham also warned that if Biden is re-elected “we won’t recognize America and the world will be truly on fire.”
Cheney, a vocal critic of Donald Trump, lost her seat in Congress last year to Trump sycophant Rep. Harriet Hageman, for disagreeing with the former president’s characterization of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Cheney released a book Tuesday titled “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning” rebuking the Republican Party for continuing to support Trump and warning about the dangers of giving him another term.
In an interview with CBS News’ John Dickerson, Cheney warned that the US is “sleepwalking into dictatorship.”
“He’s told us what he will do. It’s very easy to see the steps that he will take,” she said of Trump.
“People who say ‘well, if he’s elected, it’s not that dangerous because we have all of these checks and balances’ don’t fully understand the extent to which the Republicans in Congress today have been co-opted,” Cheney added.