Minutes after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) used his Twitter account to snarl at President Joe Biden by writing "What brazen politicization of January 6 by President Biden," the South Carolina Republican seemed to trying to bury the comment -- which was brutally mocked by a multitude of journalists -- with an 11-post tweetstorm that only made matters worse for the supporter of Donald Trump.
Seeking to put distance between Trump and the insurrectionists he inspired to attack the Capitol, Graham instead wanted to focus on the fact that there was not enough security on Jan. 6, 2021, for the unprecedented riot -- and then tried to point the finger elsewhere.
How he did it though, set off enough firestorm after he wrote, "Regardless of the reason for the assault on the Capitol, to lose control in such a fashion twenty years after 9/11 is stunning."
That dismissive "regardless" stunned many commenters who called him out, with one bluntly stating "Are you serious?"
You can see some comments below:
I strongly believe "regardless of the reason" is exactly the problem.— Claude Rivest (@Claude Rivest) 1641485344
What a sniveling coward you are. Can't believe I once thought you were a good senator.— Bill White (@Bill White) 1641484933
"Regardless of the reason"?? You know the reason. And when the DOJ is done, you will be behind bars with the rest of the Seditionists who planned this failed Coup. I don't think your former friend, @POTUS, will pardon you. Do you?— AgentGinny (@AgentGinny) 1641485343
"Regardless of the reason?!???"\n\nThe reason was to gut American democracy. Steal an election.\n\nThe reason is the point.\n\nWho on God's Green Earth do you think you're fooling?\n\nYou're a traitor to your country. Your oath. And your professed faith. You're spineless and worthless.— MagicMan \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@MagicMan \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1641486085
Lindsey Graham's two references occurred under Democratic or Republican presidents! Graham tweets without thinking. The reason for Trump's Insurrection: "Regardless of the reason...."— Jailbird Jax (@Jailbird Jax) 1641486581
Seriously? Regardless of the reason, you know the reason...say his name.— Lisa Boike \ud83d\udc36\ud83e\udd8b\ud83d\udc20\ud83c\udf3b\ud83e\udd51\ud83e\udd56\ud83c\udf7f (@Lisa Boike \ud83d\udc36\ud83e\udd8b\ud83d\udc20\ud83c\udf3b\ud83e\udd51\ud83e\udd56\ud83c\udf7f) 1641484723