Senate Judiciary Committee Charman Lindsey Graham (R-Sc) stunned political observers on Sunday by siding with Democrats to allow former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before his committee about his investigation into the Donald Trump administration.
Following a Mueller op-ed published Saturday in The Washington Post expressing displeasure with Donald Trump commuting Roger Stone's sentence, Graham tweeted, "Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing - and also capable - of defending the Mueller investigation through an oped in the Washington Post," before adding, "Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation. That request will be granted."
With many Twitter commentators saying Graham's decision would make Trump exceedingly unhappy by giving Mueller a forum to talk about his investigation, some felt Graham -- who is struggling in the polls -- was trying to put distance between himself and the unpopular president.
As one person noted, it looks like 'The rats are leaving the sinking ship."
More Twitter observations below:
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he will grant a request by Democrats… https://t.co/WNgGPg9gOo— CNN Breaking News (@CNN Breaking News)1594573567.0
@cnnbrk Trump melt down coming— america rules (@america rules)1594573595.0
@mkraju @SpiroAgnewGhost There's blood in the water. They're starting to look to their own survival.— Give Stacey Abrams Anything She Wants (@Give Stacey Abrams Anything She Wants)1594568510.0
@mkraju he literally undermines trump. tweet is coming...— dr. machine gun funk sipping maga tears🇺🇸 (@dr. machine gun funk sipping maga tears🇺🇸)1594567652.0
@ungerbn103 @mkraju @GOP Man I need to go to the doctor after that whiplash— Candlejack (@Candlejack)1594573119.0
@JohnGraffLA @mkraju Shocker.— JoeReynoldsChief (@JoeReynoldsChief)1594568276.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Too late, linds. Live with the repercussions.— Cindy (@Cindy)1594567757.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Does this help In your re-election bid? No it doesn’t.— Rabi Chakraborty (@Rabi Chakraborty)1594570199.0
@cnnbrk He’s trying to save himself as the race gets closer with Harrison, and he likely thinks it won’t be too bad… https://t.co/YOMg563OKf— Melissa (@Melissa)1594573680.0
@riotwomennn @LindseyGrahamSC Tick tock Time don’t stop This will end All trump’s friends— Sittin' Thinkin' Sinnin' Grinnin' (@Sittin' Thinkin' Sinnin' Grinnin')1594573073.0
@msfedison27 @LindseyGrahamSC He will be right there with General Flynn. The other general like Benedict Arnold.— HowTimeFlies😷 (@HowTimeFlies😷)1594576447.0
@JulyObserver @cnnbrk Bingo— Michael (@Michael)1594574074.0
@cnnbrk You are going to kicked out the buffet line for this LG— mundo (@mundo)1594573998.0
@cnnbrk Saving face I see— TruthVs.Gaslighting@🏡 (@TruthVs.Gaslighting@🏡)1594573956.0