Lindsey Graham Ripped On Twitter Over ‘Offensive And Absurd’ Capitol Riot Claims

  

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By:   Ed Mazza, Huffpost

Lindsey Graham Ripped On Twitter Over ‘Offensive And Absurd’ Capitol Riot Claims

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Lindsey Graham Ripped On Twitter Over ‘Offensive And Absurd’ Capitol Riot Claims













· Overnight Editor, HuffPost

Thu, February 11, 2021, 4:46 AM





Sen. Lindsey Graham  (R-S.C.) on Wednesday tried a new approach in his defense of former President  Donald Trump  amid the impeachment trial for allegedly instigating the  violent Jan. 6 attack  on the U.S. Capitol.




Graham claimed the trial was all but over and that Trump had already won, attempted to dismiss some of the most powerful evidence and even tried to shift some of the blame onto House Speaker   Nancy Pelosi   (D-Calif.).

On Wednesday, Graham said he was so confident of victory, he’d already delivered the news to Trump.

“I reinforced to the president, the case is over,” Graham said,   according to The Hill . “It’s just a matter of getting the final verdict now.”

Then, Graham dismissed the day’s powerful testimony, which   left lawmakers   on both sides   visibly shaken :





Lindsey Graham

@LindseyGrahamSC


The 'Not Guilty' vote is growing after today. I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd.








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Trump summoned  the rioters to Washington on Jan. 6, spent weeks publicizing the event that would turn into the insurrection and vowed it would be “ wild .” Then, during his speech at the rally, Trump urged the crowd to march to the Capitol,  falsely promising that he’d go  with them (instead he returned to the White House).

The mob broke into the Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying the 2020 election, causing them to flee the chambers in the middle of the proceedings. Some rioters also broke into Pelosi’s office, terrorized her staff, stole materials and called her name in the hallways as they attempted to track her down.

But Graham suggested,   as he did last month , that Pelosi bore some blame for the attack:


Rep. Hakeem Jeffries  (D-N.Y.) said on MSNBC that it’s hard to take Graham seriously anymore.


“It’s sad,” Jeffries said. “Because during the days in which he traveled alongside John McCain he projected that he was a much different figure than the individual who he’s turned out to be.”

Graham’s critics were even more blunt as his   name began trending   on Twitter:


This article originally appeared on HuffPost  and has been updated.









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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
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1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago

Who is Ed Mazza?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    2 weeks ago

Says it right here Vic - I don't know how you missed it though

· Overnight Editor, HuffPost

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

So it was his article. Got it.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

Another hit piece from the far leftist liberal rag that is the Huffington Post! What a surprise....

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2    2 weeks ago
Another hit piece from the far leftist liberal rag that is the Huffington Post! What a surprise....

What?  This piece is listed under columnist!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 weeks ago

Fixed.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

I MADE A MISTAKE!  I CORRECTED IT AS SOON AS I REALIZED IT!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

It is time to realize that Lindsey Graham may live out all of his old age and die eventually with his lips still attached to Trump's ass. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

It's amazing how [deleted] can have his lips so firmly planted ON tRump's ass and have his head so firmly UP tRump's ass, at the same time.

I guess that's where the spinelessness helps.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    2 weeks ago

removed for context

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    2 weeks ago
ng as someone referring to a male as both a make AND a female. as though they don't know the difference

It's been pointed out to her numerous times [before Deleted

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

removed for context

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Maybe it has to do with [deleted having no spine?]

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.4    2 weeks ago

so women don't have spined?

pretty misogynistic!

 
 
 
dennis smith
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3.2  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

Schumer, Pelosi and Biden are doing the same to OAC, Harris and Sanders. More asses for more lips 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago
It is time to realize that Lindsey Graham may live out all of his old age and die eventually with his lips still attached to Trump's ass.

Graham, Gaetz, Paul, some others.  He's forming a human centipede.

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Nerm_L
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4  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

Donald Trump is being tried for using incendiary language in a political speech addressing protesters.  That's the new precedent for a new standard.

Anyone using incendiary language to inflame unrest and discord must be held accountable.  Public speakers are responsible for riots and must be held accountable.

That's the bar that Democrats have put in place.  After this impeachment trial, people can be prosecuted for using incendiary language.  We'll see how much time passes before Democrats backslide into their own hypocrisy.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @4    2 weeks ago

They weren't 'protesters'.  They were right wing domestic terrorists.  

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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4.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    2 weeks ago
They weren't 'protesters'.  They were right wing domestic terrorists.  

Repressive governments label protesters as terrorists, [removed]

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Nerm_L @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Repressive governments label protesters as terrorists, removed for context by charger 

The left loves to label and paint with wide brushes

The 'Not Guilty' vote is growing after today. I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd.
I agree. The left once again fails.
 
 
 
cjcold
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4.1.3  cjcold  replied to  Nerm_L @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

I'm not a repressive government and I call them terrorists because there was extensive pre-planning by Trump and his violent low IQ minions.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

Can you say 'conspiracy to commit . . . . . ?

 
 
 
pat wilson
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4.2  pat wilson  replied to  Nerm_L @4    2 weeks ago
people can be prosecuted for using incendiary language.

When it causes death and mayhem, absolutely. Remember you can't falsely yell fire in a crowded theater. That's essentially what trump did.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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4.2.1  Nerm_L  replied to  pat wilson @4.2    2 weeks ago
When it causes death and mayhem, absolutely. Remember you can't falsely yell fire in a crowded theater. That's essentially what trump did.

Keep that in mind the next time there is a not-so-peaceful protest in Portland.  We'll see how far the political left's outrage goes.

I suspect that hypocrisy has a name and that name is Democrat.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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4.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Nerm_L @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

I don't recall seeing anyone in Portland, or anywhere else that in your words "not-so-peaceful" protest carrying Obama or Biden banners and using them to beat police with.....

I'm betting the next thing you will be trying to deflect with will be that the terrorists that visited the capitol on 6JAN21 were BLM & Antifa.....

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

Your whataboutism, denial, deflection, and projection are duly noted . . . . and so tiresome

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Nerm_L
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4.2.4  Nerm_L  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.2.2    2 weeks ago
I don't recall seeing anyone in Portland, or anywhere else that in your words "not-so-peaceful" protest carrying Obama or Biden banners and using them to beat police with..... I'm betting the next thing you will be trying to deflect with will be that the terrorists that visited the capitol on 6JAN21 were BLM & Antifa.....

Terrorists engage in violence against a population to instill widespread fear and panic within the population.  Terrorists attack businesses, residences, and average people on the street.  Terrorists attempt to disrupt daily life within a population.

Protesters direct their activities toward government and not toward the population.  Peaceful protest against government or violent protest against government (insurrection) does not attack the population and is not intended to create fear and panic within the population.  A violent attack on government is intended to disrupt government and not disrupt the daily life of the population.

Now what were you saying?

  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @4.2.4    2 weeks ago

Nyet!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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4.2.6  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Nerm_L @4.2.4    2 weeks ago

Now what were you saying?

Sorry you lost your train of thought Nerm....  But let me help you with the exact definition of Terrorism.....

[ˈterəˌrizəm]
NOUN
  1. the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch........ Why are you so willing to ignore the Trump sanctioned cop killers of 6JAN21?  Why won't you give an ounce of attention to accountability on the Trump initiated riot when I can bet you were all in on the Benghazi investigations wanting your pound of Clinton flesh.....?

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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4.2.7  Nerm_L  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.2.6    2 weeks ago
the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Especially against civilians.  The definition you provided confirms my point.

Now what were you saying?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch........ Why are you so willing to ignore the Trump sanctioned cop killers of 6JAN21?  Why won't you give an ounce of attention to accountability on the Trump initiated riot when I can bet you were all in on the Benghazi investigations wanting your pound of Clinton flesh.....?

Maybe because Democrats chose to celebrate protests at the Wisconsin Capitol while completely ignoring the acts of terrorism against civilians to pursue political aims.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4.2.8  Thrawn 31  replied to  Nerm_L @4.2.1    2 weeks ago
Keep that in mind the next time there is a not-so-peaceful protest in Portland.  We'll see how far the political left's outrage goes.

People have been arrested and democrats all around have condemned the violence and criminal activity. On numerous occasions. 

Honestly I don't even know what they are "protesting" anymore. Looks more to me like they are just being assholes and yelling about police brutality or something while doing it. 

Bill Maher actually had a good point on this. 

New Rule: The Baldy Awards | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube

 
 
 
JBB
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5  JBB    2 weeks ago

Two Words - Lady Bugs. Graham's whole life is a lie!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

The most offensive and absurd thing at the Capitol at this point is Lindsey Graham.

 
 
 
dennis smith
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6.1  dennis smith  replied to  Gsquared @6    2 weeks ago

Biden fits your comment many times more than Graham

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  dennis smith @6.1    2 weeks ago

The left can attempt to demonize Lindsey Graham all they want, but that does no change the fact that he is a retired USAF Reserve Colonel who wore the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and others. He served his country honorably and faithfully for many years. How many of them can say the same? I may not agree with some of his politics, but I respect the heck out of him for his service to our country!

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.1.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  dennis smith @6.1    2 weeks ago

How so?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.1.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

As a Marine and Iraq Vet, fuck Graham through and through. I have absolutely zero respect for him, and not just because he was an AF reservist (is that even a thing? I thought the AF WAS the reserves).

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @6.1.3    2 weeks ago
As a Marine and Iraq Vet, fuck Graham through and through. I have absolutely zero respect for him, and not just because he was an AF reservist (is that even a thing? I thought the AF WAS the reserves).

Well, clearly you thought wrong.

Lindsey Graham - Wikipedia

" A native of  Central, South Carolina , Graham received his  Juris Doctor  degree from the  University of South Carolina School of Law  in 1981. Most of his active duty within his span of military service happened from 1982 to 1988 when he served with the  Judge Advocate General's Corps  in the  United States Air Force , as a defense attorney and then with the Air Force's chief prosecutor in Europe based in  West Germany . Later his entire service in the  U.S. Air Force Reserve  ran concurrently with his congressional career. He was awarded a  Bronze Star Medal  for meritorious service in 2014."

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.1.5  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @6.1.4    2 weeks ago

Lol, is that supposed to raise my opinion of him? So he served as a lawyer in the reserves BEFORE he served in the reserve reserves. 

Well goddamn, THAT is some exemplary service, pin a fucking Congressional Medal of Honor on him!

My CAR is worth more than all of his years of "service".

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @6.1.5    2 weeks ago
Lol, is that supposed to raise my opinion of him? So he served as a lawyer in the reserves BEFORE he served in the reserve reserves. ] Well goddamn, THAT is some exemplary service, pin a fucking Congressional Medal of Honor on him!

I don't care what your opinion of him is. That was never the point.

I expected you, as a former military member, to know what active duty means.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/active-duty-3332036#:~:text=Understanding%20Military%20Active%20Duty%201%20Military%20Terms%20-,Duty.%20...%204%20Reserves%20on%20Active%

The Department of Defense (which is the agency that oversees every branch of the U.S. military) definition of active duty in the U.S. military is pretty straightforward.  Active duty refers to full-time duty  in the active military, including members of the Reserve Components on full-time training duty. 

No need to be jealous because he got a medal.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.1.7  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @6.1.6    2 weeks ago
I expected you, as a former military member, to know what active duty means.

I absolutely do, and I also know what a military lawyer is.

The Department of Defense (which is the agency that oversees every branch of the U.S. military)

No shit? Really? Damn, didn't know that. Shit, next you are gonna tell me the President is the Commander in Chief or some shit...

he got a medal.

For doing absolutely nothing. Every single marine/soldier who lost life and limb deserve infinitely more recognition that Lindsay fucking Graham. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing someone who pushes a pencil for a living getting an award really meant for valor, or so it used to be, while those actually showing valor get a shitty purple heart and a "sorry" from their govt. Did he "valiantly" sign that paperwork? Did he "valiantly" read those emails? 

I only respect medals earned in the shit. All others are bullshit. 

My grandfather had 1 silver star, 3 bronze stars, 4 distinguished flying crosses among numerous campaign medals. He was a pilot, and served in the Army Air Corps and US Air Force. He didn't receive those medals for signing paperwork, he got them for flying bombing missions over Nazi Germany and the Korean Peninsula. HE got medals, and earned every one of them. Graham was gifted one because "who the fuck cares".

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.1.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Thrawn 31 @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

As a 20 year Navy FMF Hospital Corpsman and Vietnam and 1st Gulf War vet, where we disagree is that I recognize military service as service no matter what branch someone serves in. As I said, I respect the man's service, not his politics.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.1.9  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1.8    2 weeks ago

I recognize it, to a point. When you tell me Graham served as a reservist, sure, fine, okay.

But when someone tries to play  off his service like he is a goddamn war hero or that I should show him respect because he was a desk jockey... nah, that just doesn't sit with me. 

So again, fuck Lindsay Graham with an e-tool.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @6.1.7    2 weeks ago

good on your grandfather!

I wonder why the military even has lawyers since you hold such a low opinion of them

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.1.11  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Texan1211 @6.1.10    2 weeks ago

The only people I know who hold military lawyers in such low regard were those that were prosecuted by them in a courts martial.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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6.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Gsquared @6    2 weeks ago
The most offensive and absurd thing at the Capitol at this point is Lindsey Graham.
I see your bet, and raise you a Louie Gohmert and  M.T. Green....
 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.2    2 weeks ago

I'm in.  I raise you a Josh Hawley, Kevin McCarthy and Ted Cruz.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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6.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Gsquared @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

I fold.....!

When a guy is showing four aces...... best not pull out the deed to the farm!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.2.2    2 weeks ago

I thought you had a pretty strong hand with Gohmert and Greene.  I was worried you might pull out a Paul Gosar and Ron Johnson.  

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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6.2.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Gsquared @6.2.3    2 weeks ago

Shouldn't have worried...... we weren't playing with jokers in the deck.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.2.5  Thrawn 31  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.2.2    2 weeks ago

Dude, you could have just thrown in the entire GOP and won. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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7  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

Good god, how has he not suffocated yet? I mean, Lindsay slobs that knob so hard that I was certain he would have died from exhaustion by now. 

 
 
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