Trouble is brewing in Trumpworld between Trump allies Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lindsey Graham.
Greene chided Graham after the senator suggested he might be open to vote on gun control.
Contrary to Greene’s understanding, Graham has not indicated how he will vote on the matter.
More trouble is brewing in the MAGA world as Trump-affiliated Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene this week behind the South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a fellow Trump ally.
During her podcast on Monday, Greene criticized Graham for being the reason “we can’t have nice things,” patting the senator for his apparent support for President Joe Biden.
In particular, Greene criticized Graham for a tweet suggesting he would be open to Biden’s gun control proposals. In the June 2 tweet, Graham wrote that he is “ready to vote on ALL the proposals President Biden has mentioned tonight and encourage the Democratic Leader to put them forward for votes.”
Graham made these comments after Biden called on Congress to act against background checks and ban assault-style firearms. In his tweet, Graham gave no indication of how he would vote for the proposals.
The senator too clarified in a follow-up tweet that he was “ready to work down the aisle to find common ground” on gun control.
Greene, however, seemed to grab Graham’s tweets, accusing him of breaking his “promise” to her not to vote for red flag gun laws or other similar proposals.
“He’s ready to vote for anything Joe Biden wants, he’s ready to violate due process, and this is everything that’s wrong with Republicans in the Republican Party,” Greene claimed. “I’m calling Senator Lindsey Graham, and I hope each of you calls his office and tells him he’s breaking his promise.”
Greene also read Graham’s office number and urged her supporters to call him.
“We need to remind him to keep his promise to me. He must keep his promise to you. He has to keep his promise to South Carolina,” she said.
In another segment of her podcast, Greene also claimed — without substantiation — that Graham helped “his friend,” Biden, with whom he worked in the Senate “for years and years.”
“He’s helping him and getting Joe Biden into place so they can radically destroy the United States of America. I don’t think a Republican senator from South Carolina should do that,” Greene said.
Greene’s comments suggest that Graham’s relationship with the Trumpworld periphery is evolving. In January, he criticized former President Donald Trump for raising the possibility of a pardon for Capitol rioters, calling Trump’s idea “inappropriate.”
Graham’s comments sparked a response from Trump, who called Graham a RINO, a pejorative meaning of “Republican in name only.”
Graham is widely known as a staunch ally of Trump and was credited in January with preventing Trump from holding a press conference to mark the first anniversary of the Capitol riots. Graham also said he would not support Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell for the Senate GOP leader unless McConnell had a “working relationship” with Trump.
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