Lindsey Graham says Trump has 'a dark side' but could make GOP 'bigger & stronger' as he slams 'out-of-control' Dems
SENATOR Lindsey Graham said Trump has 'a dark side' but could make GOP "bigger and stronger."
Graham has also slammed "out of control" Democrats and said Biden's $1.9trillion Covid relief bill shows they are trying to "reshape America."
Speaking to Axios on HBO" he said that Donald Trump has a "dark side" but he tries to "harness the magic" because he succeeded where Republican candidates failed.
He said: "Donald Trump was my friend before the riot. And I'm trying to keep a relationship with him after the riot. I still consider him a friend. What happened was a dark day in American history, and we're going to move forward."
"I want us to continue the policies that I think will make America strong. I believe the best way for the Republican Party to do that is with Trump, not without Trump."
"Mitt Romney didn't do it. John McCain didn't do it. There's something about Trump. There's a dark side and there's some magic there.
"What I'm tryin' to do is just harness the magic.
"To me, Donald Trump is sort of a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan and P.T. Barnum."
"He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know can make it. He can make it bigger. He can make it stronger. He can make it more diverse. And he also could destroy it.
The Senator also said that the $1.9trillion Covid relief bill shows "out of control" Democrats are trying to "reshape America."
He told Fox News: "It took 27 hours to pass and I'm proud of my Republican colleagues for fighting back.
"March of 2020 we passed a $1.9trillion bill the same amount of money 96 to nothing because we understood the need to fight Covid.
"A year later, March of 2021, the Democrats have the House, the Senate and the White House and what did we tell you?
"If they get everything they are going to run as over, this is out of control liberalism and this is bill is most of the money is not spent this year, 90 per cent of it has nothing to do with Covid but let me give you an example of something that really bothers me.
"In this bill, if you are a farmer, your load would be forgiven up to 120 per cent- not 100 per cent but 120 per cent of your loan if you are socially disadvantaged, if you're African-American, some other minority.
"But if you're a white person, a white woman, no forgiveness, as reparations, what does this got to do with Covid?
"So if you're in the farming business right now this bill forgives 120% of your loan, based on your race.
"These people in the Congress today, the Senate on the democratic side are out of control liberals and God help us all if we don't check and balance them in 2022.
"You've passed a Covid relief package $1.9 trillion, very partisan, 90% of the money has got nothing to do with Covid.
"It's a reshaping of America."
Meanwhile, there have been calls to impeach Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, after the House's voting rights act passed without a single Republican vote on Wednesday.
A petition has garnered more than 840,000 signatures online.
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