Washington (CNN) Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's strongest allies on Capitol Hill, declined on Monday to condemn the President over his racist tweets against several minority members of Congress, instead calling them a "bunch of communists."

Graham's comments, which were later tweeted out by Trump, are the latest example of congressional Republican alignment with Trump in the face of fierce controversy.

"Well, we all know that (New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country," Graham said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends." "They're calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, 'concentration camp guards.' They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They're anti-Semitic. They're anti-America." 

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Asked by co-host Steve Doocy if he thinks Trump "went too far" with his comments, Graham, who represents South Carolina, said the President should "aim higher" than the personalities of the congresswomen and instead talk about their policies. 

"You don't need to -- they are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies," he said. 

Graham added that if the group of lawmakers are made "the face of the future" of their party, "You will destroy the Democratic Party."

Shortly after Graham made the comments, Trump shared them in a tweet, writing, "Need I say more?" 

On Sunday, Trump, without naming the lawmakers, implied in a series of tweets that the group of freshman House Democrats that includes Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, weren't born in America and sarcastically suggested, "they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley are natural-born US citizens, while Omar was born in Somalia and immigrated to the US when she was young. Omar became a citizen in 2000 when she was 17 years old, according to The New York Times. 

Omar and Tlaib have all stirred controversy in the past for comments they made that some described as anti-Semitic. Omar came under intense scrutiny earlier this year for a number of comment she made, including ones suggesting Republican support of Israel is fueled by donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a prominent pro-Israel group. Omar later apologized for the remarks.


Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary committee, has stood out over the first two-plus years of Donald Trump's time in the White House for his drastic about-face on the President. 

The South Carolina Senator went from calling T-RUMP a "kook" who was unfit for office during the 2016 GOP primary to being one of the President's biggest advocates and allies in Congress.

Graham kept up his pro-Trump work during his opening statement on Wednesday. He incorrectly said that Mueller asked Barr to make a conclusion about whether or not Trump had obstructed justice in his actions related to the special counsel probe; Mueller did not do that at all -- simply not making a recommendation of his own about Trump and obstruction, noting that the Office of Legal Counsel made clear a sitting president could not be charged.

Then Graham turned to a favorite subject of the President: The text messages -- badmouthing Trump -- between then-FBI official Peter Strzok and Lisa Page during the 2016 election. Graham promised an investigation into those text messages as well as into the origins of the FBI’s counter-intelligence probe -- up to and including questions about the FISA warrant granted the FBI to surveil Carter Page. 

As many people on Twitter quickly noted, if name-calling T-RUMP during the 2016 election was a crime, then Graham himself would be in jail right now.  One example from February 2016: "Donald Trump is not a conservative Republican. He's an opportunist. He's not fit to be President of the United States

(CNN)  No one has been a bigger convert on President Donald T-RUMP than Senator and Scumbird Lindsey “  The Flipper” Graham.  Lets put that in street verbology or what we call “ telling it like it is”.  Thats when they change sides for their own greed and bring a level of deceit to a new low, very low, deeper and colder than the arctic ocean and further down than sinking whale shit.

The most power man in the Senate is making his move, it’s been evident for a year and the person most likely to be in jeopardy is VP Michael Pense because he is considered a weak ass-kissing do nothing, wimp.  Pense is the consummate follower and most tasks he has been assigned to have failed, gotten nowhere and in some cases ignored and laughed at just like T-RUMP.

T-RUMP sees Pense as the errand boy for events and occasions he personally does not care to attend, and it’s convenient, so he can send the clone. Especially if there is good weather forecast and good Golf days at Mar-a-lago.  It’s easy for him to get T-Times.  He’s got pull and Pense is happy to ride on Air Force two.

T-RUMP sees that as weakness and for 2020 will need to strengthen his ticket and get rid of the laughing fools like Pense, Pompeo, Bolton, DeVos, McMahon, Carter MNuchin, and Perry was next as predicted. All of whom have nothing, accomplished nothing,  ate up air miles doing and significantly not making one thing in this era better…not one iota better.   We should fill them all with helium and let them float those air miles.


  • Identify the position desired.                             VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
  • Define target area for attack                           TRUMPS ANAL AREA BETWEEN THE CHEEKS
  • Removing the opposition from that area         REMOVING PENSE’S HEAD FROM SAID ASS WITH CROWBAR
  • T-RUMP will find new job for Pense                 DIRECTOR OF NON-CHRISTIAN ACTIONS, LBGT, MUSLIMS, ETC 
  • Chap sticking your lips up for your next job    BELCHING PARTY BULLSHIT FOR T-RUMP 
  • Admiration for his leadership                           KISSING DONALD’S ASS BETTER THAN MIKE PENSE 


If it appears that T-RUMP is in trouble, Graham can simply keep his job as a major obstructionist like Nunes, former do-nothings like Ryan who did nothing, no bills under him except a tax break that screwed the middle class again,  Gowdy, Isa, soon Jordan, and still be the police chief of the Republican-nots and continue to  keep all those in the Senate dancing to the most popular tune in the Senate. 

It’s the Famous Republican Obstructionist “ Two-Step” version of the Mambo.  Thats one step forward by the Democrats and two steps backward by the GOP.  The Grand Old Putze’s of the REPUBLICAN-NOTS party.  

He’s in a winning position because in the back of my mind I think, he’s cunning and smart enough to know when the ship is sinking, it is a really bad choice to pick the life boat with termite problems like this story I did about a rescue off the Santiago Gulf North Shore of Cuba, Florida Straits. 

Way back in 2015, when the South Carolina senator was challenging the billionaire businessman for the Republican presidential nomination, Graham said this of T-RUMP  “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell." And, oh yeah, Graham also called T-RUMP a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot." That was till his personal glory, power and wealth came into being, then the scumbag flipped.

Fast-forward to the here and now. "To every Republican, if you don't stand behind this President, we're not going to stand behind you," Graham said in South Carolina recently. "This is the defining moment of his presidency. It's not just about a wall. It's about him being treated different than any other president." (In 2017, Graham said he was “ he happiest dude in America right now," adding: "We have got a President and a national security team that I've been dreaming of for eight years.")

On Thursday morning, we got hard evidence that proves a) why Graham is playing so nice with Trump and b) that it's working. A new Winthrop Poll shows that almost three in four Republicans and Republican leaners (74%) approve of the job that Graham is doing in the state. That’s similar to Trump's 82% job approval rating among South Carolina Republicans in that same poll.

Graham’s 180-degree turn on T-RUMP has been particularly pronounced of late, as he has carefully calibrated his responses to the President's attacks on the late John McCain -- Graham's best friend in the Senate. After taking heat for his lackluster original response to Trump's attacks, Graham was more full-throated in his response on Wednesday; "When it comes to criticizing Sen. McCain and his service, I think that’s a huge mistake," Graham said of Trump.

John McCain is an American hero, Graham said.  “ He was one of the most consequential Senators in the history of the body. Nothing will ever change that. When he received the dossier he turned it over to the FBI, it’s what he should have done. He didn’t turn it over to the press. Other people did”. 

So he’s my friend. I told President Trump that when it comes to John McCain I think he acted responsibly. He’s an American hero and nothing will ever change that in my eyes. I want to help this President, I want him to be successful. I will help him where I can but pushback when I need to. When it comes to criticizing Senator McCain and his service I think that’s a huge mistake.”

“I’m from the federal government; I’m here to help,” he said — a Ronald Reagan joke that has been Graham’s preferred icebreaker for years. But after a few minutes of breezy repartee, his tone assumed an edge. “To every Republican, if you don’t stand behind this president, we’re not going to stand behind you,” he said. As the room fell silent, Graham’s voice grew soft, even grave. “This is the defining moment of his presidency,” he said. “It’s not just about a wall. It’s about him being treated different than any other president.”

He continued: “This is a fight between the people who are so smart and the rest of us.” Heads bobbed over unfinished plates of function-room meat drowned in barbecue sauce. The continuing debate over the border wall, he went on, was not just over funding for a barrier, in the same way that the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court appointment had been delayed over allegations of sexual assault, was not merely about a judge.

“ Graham’s approval has benefited from his defense of, and alignment with, President T-RUMP " Winthrop Poll director Dr. Scott Huffmon said. "While Graham's numbers used to lag those of other Republicans among GOP identifiers, since he has taken up the President's banner on almost every issue, his approval among Republicans in South Carolina has steadily risen."

Graham admitted that his embrace of Trump is politically motivated in an interview with The New York Times' Mark Leibovich. “If you don't want to get re-elected, you're in the wrong business," he said.   Graham is, undoubtedly, focused on his political future.  He's up for re-election in 2020 and, unlike in his past fights for a new term, there doesn't appear to be significant conservative forces amassing to challenge him in next year's GOP primary.