Lindsey Graham threatens riots if Trump is prosecuted

Washington DC - Senator Lindsey Graham warned there "will be riots in the streets" if former President Donald Trump is indicted.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is back to being a Trump stalwart, having temporarily denounced the ex-president.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is back to being a Trump stalwart, having temporarily denounced the ex-president.  © REUTERS

"If they tried to prosecute President Trump... there literally will be riots in the street," the South Carolina Republican railed on Fox News. "I worry about the country."

Despite mounting evidence against Trump, the senior GOP lawmaker said most Republicans believe that liberal prosecutors are out to get the former president, despite the complete lack of any concrete proof.

"Most Republicans, including me, believe when it comes to Trump, there is no law," Graham said. "It’s all about getting him."

Graham, like many top Republicans, briefly broke with Trump after the January 6 storming of the Capitol. The sometimes golf buddy of Trump even said he was "done" with the former president. Within weeks, though, the 67-year-old was back on the MAGA train.

The 67-year-old is now fighting a subpoena to testify before a Georgia grand jury about Trump’s effort to bully state officials into overturning his 2020 loss to President Joe Biden in the Peach State.

Graham has continued to defend Trump even after prosecutors found boxes of top-secret documents stashed at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The FBI is investigating Trump for improperly taking the documents when he left office and failing to return them even when given a subpoena.

A more detailed list of the items seized by federal agents during the August 8 raid on the ex-president's Mar-a-Lago estate is expected by tomorrow at the latest.

Cover photo: REUTERS

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