President Trump never pulls punches, least of all when dealing with the RINOs that seem to have a particular fondness for stabbing him in the back.
Now, that means he has set his sights on Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina RINO that recently contradicted him on what should be done about the January 6th political prisoners. Graham wants to keep them locked up, as does McConnell. Trump wants to pardon them when he’s back in the White House.
Specifically, Trump, during his Texas rally, said “If that requires pardons, we will give them pardons, because they are being treated so unfairly”
He added that “This hasn’t happened to all of the other atrocities that took place recently, what that un-select committee is doing and what the people are doing who are running those prisons — it’s a disgrace. We will treat them fairly and we will take care of the people of this country.”
Lindsey Graham the RINO, however, was more concerned with appeasing the pearl-clutching Democrats than doing anything that would help out Team MAGA.
So, appearing on CBS, he said “I don’t want to send any signal that it was OK to defile the Capitol. There are other groups with causes that may want to go down to the violent path that these people get pardoned.”
He then added “Yeah. Well, I think it’s inappropriate. I don’t want to reinforce that defiling the Capitol was OK. I don’t want to do anything that would make this more likely in the future.”
That’s a major rift between the two, one Trump was quick to use to blast the South Carolina RINO during an interview with Newsmax, saying:
“Well, Lindsey Graham’s wrong. I mean, Lindsey’s a nice guy, but he’s a RINO. Lindsey’s wrong.”
Trump then went on to explain why he would pardon the protesters, noting how terribly they are being treated and how unfair it is that they’re locked up while Antifa and BLM rioters roam free. He said:
“I would absolutely be prepared, and Lindsey Graham doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about, if he says that, because you have to have equal justice. It’s very, very unfair what’s happened to this group of people.
These people are being treated horribly. I would absolutely – because some of them are being treated very unfairly – yeah, I would absolutely give them a pardon, if things don’t work out fairly.
Out of proportion? Like 20 times out of proportion. These people are being persecuted.
These people are in jail, in a horrible, disgusting, dirty jail so bad that the court system – which is very left – is angry that people have to live like this. And some of these people are not guilty. Many of these people are not guilty.
What they’ve done to these, in many cases, patriots – they’re soldiers, they’re policemen – what they’ve done to them compared to what they’ve done to the other side? You know, you have to have equal justice. And this isn’t equal.”
Most important in the interview is that Trump is standing by his people. RINOs like Lindsey Graham often dismiss with contempt their voters, viewing them as smelly deplorables. Those RINO politicians expect donations and votes but give little back in return. Trump, however, stands by his people, which is why he’s exposing the plight of the political prisoners and vowing to free them when he makes it back to the White House.