In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina referred to Donald Trump’s remarks on Judge Curiel and Muslim judges as “un-American,” adding “if anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it.”
“This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy,” claimed Graham, calling on all Republican endorsements to be rescinded of the presumptive GOP nominee. “There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.”
Graham had previously been against Trump, then chose to support him, and is now backing out again on the Never Trump movement. Some are claiming Graham’s comments have principle, while many are calling him a coward and damaging to the GOP party.
Graham and Trump have had a rocky relationship during the primaries. Trump released Graham’s personal cell phone number during a press conference last summer to hit back at Graham’s comments for calling him a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot” late last year.