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Twitter Turns on Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'Traitorous Trump Lapdog'

Lindsey Graham

The South Carolina senator's obsequiousness to the president and his family knows no bounds.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has always been a staunch conservative, but he was once one of the few prominent Republicans who'd stand up to Donald Trump. Now he's gone from calling Trump "unfit for office" to being, as a new Twitter hashtag puts it, a "lapdog" for the president and his family.

His "latest lackeying," as Jill Filipovic notes in an online commentary for CNN, was to advise Donald Trump Jr. to ignore a subpoena calling him to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. If Trump Jr. does testify, he added, he should invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination so he wouldn't have to answer questions. Now Trump Jr. has agreed to testify, but the damage to Graham's reputation remains. Democrats are optimistic about a serious challenge to him in the 2020 election, with the most likely Dem candidate being party activist Jaime Harrison.

The "ever more obsequious" senator (again, hat tip to Filipovic) is getting called out widely on Twitter.

Earlier in the week, the hashtag #ResignLindseyGraham trended.

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