Though it’s hard to believe now, there was actually a time when Lindsey Graham was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics. Graham even predicted back in 2016 that if Trump was the GOP nominee, some very bad things were in the cards for Republicans:
If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 3, 2016
Graham also encouraged the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to give the infamous Steele dossier to the FBI, Axios notes:
“Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham told CNN … that when Sen. John McCain was presented with the controversial Steele dossier alleging a Trump-Russia campaign conspiracy in December 2016, Graham urged him to hand it off to the FBI.”
And yet, this is the very same Lindsey Graham who helped shepherd the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh through the Senate Judiciary Committee, blowing a gasket when committee Democrats dared to raise issues of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, who was eventually confirmed in one of the closest votes in history.
Now Graham is once again in the headlines, defending Donald Trump despite his incriminating call with the Ukrainian president in which he suggested he wouldn’t release military aid until Ukraine dug up dirt on the family of former Vice President Joe Biden.
So what exactly is with Senator Graham? Why is he so eager to protect Trump, no matter what?
Perhaps it’s time we take another look at some information that came from Jon Cooper of the Democratic Coalition earlier this year. Cooper posted this on Twitter:
A Republican just told me that he doubts @LindseyGrahamSC is kowtowing to Trump (and indirectly Putin) because he’s being blackmailed over his sexual orientation (an open secret) or even financial corruption. Rather, he thinks it probably involves some pretty serious sexual kink.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) January 13, 2019
No one knows exactly what that “kink” could be, and the very thought of what bizarre things Graham could be involved in boggles the mind and induces nausea.
If anyone would have this information, it’s likely to be Trump, or some of the shady organized crime figures he’s done business with over the years.
Whatever the reason, let’s hope Graham’s secret becomes public knowledge soon, because in a state as conservative as South Carolina, a sex scandal could sink the his chances of re-election to the Senate in 2020.