South Carolina’s senior senator, Lindsey Graham, ran for President against Donald Trump in 2016 in the primary, which Trump dominated from the getgo. Graham, a powerful Republican senator, was highly critical of Trump’s attacks on his close friend, then Senator John McCain. Graham withdrew from the presidential primary campaign and they met in person in March 2017 and then, much to the surprise of establishment Republicans, and Democrats as well, Graham became an ardent defender of the unorthodox and rabble-rousing demagogic Trump.
Graham’s parents ran a restaurant, bar and pool hall called the Sanitary Cafe, a name which is clearly ironic given Graham’s willingness to play ball with Trump.
For reasons we still can’t explain, given the inherent good sense of American voters, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, thanks in part to the efforts of his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. Conway saw a glaring weakness in HRC’s campaign in Wisconsin and caught the Dems unaware as the GOP won Wisconsin and other blue states including Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Then along came the 2020 presidential election, in which Trump felt entitled at any cost to keep his job, and when he lost to Joe Biden, he was the worst sore loser in American history and promptly launched his Big Lie campaign, aided by Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and none other than Lindsey Graham himself.
Biden carried red-state Georgia by a narrow margin, and on January 2, 2021, Trump made his infamous call to Brad Raffensburger, Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, and demanded that he “find” enough votes to put Trump over the top against Biden. A man of integrity, Raffensburger told Trump that he couldn’t, and wouldn’t, do that. And Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been investigating the Trumpian effort to reverse the count ever since, including subpoenaing Graham, who also had called Raffensburger on Trump’s behalf, and Graham has moved to quash the subpoena on separation of powers grounds, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked Willis’ subpoena.
Amidst this background, we here at AP have found it useful to make a quick etymological investigation into the word “graham”
Which is why we immediately thought of graham crackers, which are immensely popular as snacks and pie crusts, and then it was only a few nanoseconds til we remembered that crackers are racist white southerners and connected that with Graham being a Southerner.
At this very moment, associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman, our Chief Investigative Reporter, is on the phone with RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, who has been working 24/7 with Trump’s chief attack dog, Jim Jordan, who plans to become Chair of the Judiciary Committee if the GOPs take over the House, at which point Jordan and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will promptly abolish the January 6 Select Committee as the Entire World awaits Attorney General Merricki Garland’s decision on prosecuting Trump.
We anticipate, however, that the Eleventh Circuit will see the light and require Graham to testify before the Fulton County grand jury, followed by the grand jury swiftly indicting Graham for illegally interfering with Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
The rest will soon be history, now that we have exposed Graham for the meretricious fraud that he is.