Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) compared President Donald Trump's invitation for foreign campaign assistance to opposition research conducted by a former British spy, and he was roasted online.
The South Carolina Republican agreed public officials should notify the FBI and reject any offer for campaign assistance from a foreign government, but he accused Democrats of doing the same thing during the 2016 election.
American electoral campaigns should be run by, for, and decided by the American people. Foreign influence in our… https://t.co/u1pkPcZeBf— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham) 1560435175.0
...........and that information, unverified, was apparently used by the FBI to obtain a warrant against an American citizen.— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham) 1560435271.0
Other Twitter users heaped scorn on Graham for helping Trump push bogus conspiracy theories about the Steele dossier.
@LindseyGrahamSC GOP hired Fusion who used Steele, former British security agent w deep contacts in Russia, to inve… https://t.co/8L4v9HGeVS— Denise Louis 📻 (@Denise Louis 📻) 1560436189.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Wow 😮 can’t believe you’re lying 🤥 about this. Completely twisting the truth!! You know a conserva… https://t.co/FdzNfSGa2Z— Krista Weber🇺🇸❤️💙 (@Krista Weber🇺🇸❤️💙) 1560446437.0
@LindseyGrahamSC I literally can't believe what a liar you are.— Crapaport (she/her) (@Crapaport (she/her)) 1560438744.0
@BIGNUMB @LindseyGrahamSC That's not spine it's spin— PaprikaPink (@PaprikaPink) 1560438010.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Fact: the Steele dossier started with GOP hiring Fusion GPS. Eventually it found its way to the De… https://t.co/f5ePzz9EIH— 🚀🏴☠️ (@🚀🏴☠️) 1560449088.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Gaslight much comrade?— AccaMan (@AccaMan) 1560446572.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Very wimpy, as expected— Dr. Haider (@Dr. Haider) 1560448023.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Too little, too late, suckup.— ℂ𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕚 🌊🐱🐶📚👩🏫 (@ℂ𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕚 🌊🐱🐶📚👩🏫) 1560446998.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Oh Wow just Wow, Lindsay! That’s telling Trump, that’s setting him straight! Gee, I bet he’s just… https://t.co/oLHuGBF1wD— Alice in Nova Scotia🇨🇦 (@Alice in Nova Scotia🇨🇦) 1560447630.0
@LindseyGrahamSC False equivalency, Linds.— Scott Monty (@Scott Monty) 1560447156.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Research is legal. Hacking is not.— Mark Davenport (@Mark Davenport) 1560441674.0
@LindseyGrahamSC bootlickersayswhat— jAsOn marbaCh (is right, centrists) (@jAsOn marbaCh (is right, centrists)) 1560446939.0
@LindseyGrahamSC The Republicans hired this firm first. Interesting that Republicans always omit that truth.— M Skinner (@M Skinner) 1560447062.0
@LindseyGrahamSC They hired Fusion GPS, not a foreign national. Fusion contracted with Steele, who was FORMER secre… https://t.co/beDPyjSCk1— A Dissident Is Here 🌊 (@A Dissident Is Here 🌊) 1560442932.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Lies. Obfuscation. Whataboutism. True to form.— Pissed Off Mom (@Pissed Off Mom) 1560443785.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Wrong again, dear. https://t.co/03VQf65mO4— Raven (Yes, a coup attempt is TREASON.) (@Raven (Yes, a coup attempt is TREASON.)) 1560444434.0