- THE EPOCH TIMES - Feb 24, 2021 -
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged Republicans on Tuesday to unify and get behind former President Donald Trump in order to win both House and Senate majorities in 2022.
“If we could get behind President Trump and follow his lead, we will win in 2022. If we argue with ourselves, we’re going to lose. And there’s no reason to lose,” Graham told Fox’s “Hannity” on Tuesday.
The South Carolina Senator warned against the division in the Republican party that has become more obvious since the second Trump impeachment trial in February that saw Trump acquitted but where Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other top Republicans publicly came out against the former president.
During a Wednesday press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) contradicted each other about Trump’s role in the GOP. McCarthy said that Trump should play a role and Cheney said she is opposed to the former president playing a role in the party.
Meanwhile, Graham has been a supporter of the Trump Administration’s policies and on numerous occasions, said Trump has been one of the most “consequential” presidents in history. He also told “Hannity” that he had recently spent the weekend with the former president and feels positive about Trump’s role in the GOP and his policies, especially on immigration.
“I’ve never felt better about President Trump’s leading the party than I do right now,” Graham said.