In a brief interview with CNN’s Manu Raju, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) lamented that he feels “completely betrayed” after the recent assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Graham, who has become President Donald Trump’s golfing buddy, attacked the excuses the Saudi royals were using to convince the world they had nothing to do with the murder.
“The first story was a lie. The second storyline was just manufactured,” Graham said. “The relationship is important but our values are more important … I’ve been the leading supporter along with John McCain of the US-Saudi relationship. I feel completely betrayed.”
It’s unclear if Graham has spoken to his friend about his concerns. The president seems intent that the Saudis had nothing to do with the writer’s death.
Jon Stewart became known for taunting Graham during his time at “The Daily Show,” by describing all of his political comments as a young southern woman.
“This is a debacle,” Stewart said pretending to be Graham after a key foreign policy negotiation was brokered in 2013. “I have not seen a disaster such as this since I arrived at the Beauregard Cotillion with a magnolia in my hair when everyone else was wearin’ orchids!”
Watch the interview below and Steawrt below that:
Lindsey Graham on Saudi: "The first story was a lie. The second storyline was just manufactured. The relationship is important but our values are more important … I've been the leading supporter along with John McCain of the US-Saudi relationship. I feel completely betrayed." pic.twitter.com/HMkf2MWldf
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 22, 2018