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‘We lost two mavericks within a week’: Washington Post columnist eulogizes Lindsey Graham after he caves to Trumpism

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Lindsey Graham was not a perfect man. He was not always a good man.

But Graham was, as the Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank writes, one of the few Congressional Republicans to ever take anything resembling a stand against Trumpism. Then, on Tuesday, he went on Fox & Friends and repeated all of Trump’s favorite lines about his alleged collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

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“We lost two mavericks within a week. On Saturday, we lost the legendary John McCain. On Tuesday, we lost his loyal sidekick, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham,” Milbank writes, as the South Carolina senator, “buried whatever remained of his own reputation for iconoclasm even before his partner’s funeral.

Graham even told Fox that Hillary Clinton likely committed some sort of crime and should be investigated.

Graham, as Milbank notes, once described Trump as a “jackass” and “unfit for office.”

“No longer protected by McCain, he seems to have lost that famous McCain courage. It is difficult to avoid the impression that, since McCain’s illness, he has found a new patron,” Milbank writes.

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“I never did anything politically of consequence without John,” Graham said this week, as Milbank pointed out. “I mean all of the big stuff, campaign finance, climate change, Iraq, you name it. I was by John’s side. I was his wingman.”

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