MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell hilariously fact-checked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — with his own statements.
“At today’s hearing chairman Lindsey Graham complained there were some people working in the FBI during the presidential campaign of 2016 who — like a majority of Americans then and now — disapproved of Donald Trump,” O’Donnell noted.
O’Donnell showed a clip of Graham reading an email from former FBI Agent Peter Strzok.
“Oh, [Trump’s] abysmal. I keep hoping charade will end and people will just dump him,” Graham read.
“That sounds so familiar. Who else was saying things like that in February of 2016?” O’Donnell asked.
He then played a clip of Graham appearing on Fox News — in February of 2016.
“He’s an opportunist. He’s not fit to be president of the United States,” Graham argued.
“Oh, yeah, that was Lindsey Graham in February of 2016 at exactly the same time that some people working in the FBI completely agreed with Lindsey Graham about Donald Trump,” O’Donnell explained, with a smile. “And so, that’s what I kept hearing today when Lindsey Graham was complaining about FBI officials who completely agreed with him in 2016.”
O’Donnell showed Graham complaining today about Trump being called a “loathsome human being” and “an idiot.”
He then played more clips of Graham.
“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” Graham said on CNN in December of 2015. “He doesn’t represent my party. He doesn’t represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for.”
“I don’t think he has the temperament or judgment to be commander-in-chief,” Graham said on CNN in May of 2016.
“I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy,” Graham said on Fox News in February of 2016. “I think he’s unfit for office.”
LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."
Here are some of the videos of the scene:
A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020
Here’s how Mitch McConnell could lose his leverage to replace Ginsburg after November
WATCH: Trump reveals how he can manipulate Democrats to help him put Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court
President Donald Trump spoke about his plans for the Supreme Court during a Friday night campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Trump took the stage before news was announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died and appeared to not know of the Supreme Court vacancy.
Trump explained to his audience why he had put Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his shortlist for a Supreme Court nomination.
“I said, you know, I have to have someone that we’re going sure we get approved and the only one I could think of is Ted, because he’s going to get 50 Republican votes and he’s going to get 50 Democrat votes — they’ll do anything to get him out of the Senate," Trump said.