Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been frequently mocked for transforming himself from a staunch Trump critic into one of his most devoted defenders -- and a new report from ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington will only add more fuel to that fire.
According to new data compiled by CREW, Graham has made a total of 17 visits to Trump properties over the past two-plus years, which the organization notes "are 50% more than anyone else in Congress."
Other lawmakers who have frequented Trump's properties on a regular basis include Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who have visited Trump properties 11 times, and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who has visited Trump properties nine times.
Graham's devotion to enriching the president by going to his resorts drew swift ridicule from CREW's Twitter followers -- as well as from Democrat Jaime Harrison, who is running against Graham for the Senate next year.
🏆 Huge congrats, @LindseyGrahamSC, you've visited Trump Properties 50% more than *anyone else* in Congress. Would… https://t.co/B4aIQI1lcL— Jaime Harrison (@Jaime Harrison) 1572278492.0
Check out some more reactions below.
@CREWcrew To be fair, the kompromat they have on him is probably 50% more than anyone else in Congress.— OnlyHereForMyHobbies (@OnlyHereForMyHobbies) 1572264321.0
Maybe they should put a Trump property in SC , so @LindseyGrahamSC will come here and face the people who elected h… https://t.co/byNXqYI4iE— Ross Raciappa (@Ross Raciappa) 1572278939.0
@CREWcrew Wow! @LindseyGrahamSC is a corrupt sycophant who had to change cell phone 📱 numbers but the decided to jo… https://t.co/lRbuBLKl9P— Ed Zimmerman (Lawyer in Anarchist Jurisdictions) (@Ed Zimmerman (Lawyer in Anarchist Jurisdictions)) 1572267028.0
@CREWcrew He must be covered in bed bug bites.— JesusIsBored (@JesusIsBored) 1572264174.0
@CREWcrew how many visits to trump properties did lindsey make before trump became president citizens for ethics h… https://t.co/5VJFVf8C4P— darth™ (@darth™) 1572278759.0