Some supporters of President Donald Trump are not happy with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and they’re letting him know it.
Graham was confronted and harassed at an airport on Friday by Trump supporters who accused the senator of being “a traitor” for not backing the president’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election, Breitbart reported.
The scene was captured on video and posted to Twitter by several individuals who were there. Breitbart’s report includes the account of Mindy Robinson, a conservative activist.
“Lindsey Graham just made the mistake walking by me and a mass of angry patriots at the airport in DC,” she tweeted. “All America wants is for you to AUDIT OUR VOTE and purge this election of this massive corruption…and you won’t do it. We’re not letting this ‘slide’ so expect more of this.”
Robinson included a video in which one individual can be heard yelling, “you traitor!” Another said, “Lindsey Graham you are a traitor to the country. You know it was rigged, you garbage human.” Others can be heard yelling expletives at Graham.
As this was happening, Graham kept walking with his head down, looking at his phone, surrounded by security personnel. See the video below:
Lindsey Graham is mobbed by Trump supporters at Ronald Reagan Airport in DC pic.twitter.com/Wq6gQPQh3u
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 8, 2021
Graham came out against the efforts of Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and others to object to the certification of the Electoral College votes.
The South Carolina senator explained his decision in a series of tweets on Jan. 3, arguing that the efforts of Hawley and Cruz appear “to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy.” He added that he will “listen closely” to the case made by those objecting, but that “they have a high bar to clear.”
Apparently, that high bar was not cleared because Graham voted, along with the overwhelming majority of lawmakers, to certify the Electoral College votes, naming former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election.
Republicans have ample reason to be unhappy with Graham, even before what happened on Wednesday. He was one of the first big-name Republicans to come forward in early November, right after the election, to say that he would work with Biden, despite the fact that the election was heavily contested. This came after Graham narrowly won his reelection.