Graham: GOP Has ‘Lost Its Way’ on Trump
Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted the Republican Party on Tuesday when he suggested that it had “lost its way” with Donald Trump.
“To the Donald: Why don’t you go live in [Muammar] Gaddafi’s Libya? Why don’t you go live in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq? You want to be the leader of friggin free world, and you’re yearning for dictators to come back?,” Graham said during a panel Tuesday at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference.
“I mean, look at Libya. Look at Iraq. Iraq used to be no terrorists,” he said at the time. “Right now Libya, nobody even knows Libya, frankly there is no Iraq and there is no Libya. It’s all broken up. They have no control. Nobody knows what’s going on.”
The Hill reports:
Graham, who ended his own presidential campaign last year, has been an ardant of critic of Trump.
Trump has been leading in the polls, as well as the hunt for delegates, for months. Graham warned separately on Twitter Tuesday that if Republicans nominate Trump “we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.”
Though Graham has thrown his support behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), he appeared to hint Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, will ultimately win in November.
Giving advice to the next president on defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Graham said “the next president, whoever she may be.”
Earlier this year—before he endorsed Cruz—Graham told reporters that either Trump or the Texas senator would ultimately cost Republicans the election, comparing them to getting “shot or poisoned.”
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