Graham, facing tough reelection, breaks with Trump

Graham, facing tough reelection, breaks with Trump

BY JACK KELLYJULY 06, 2020 12:44 PM , UPDATED 10 HOURS 18 MINUTES AGO

Play VideoDuration 1:24Once bitter foes, SC Senator Graham touts President Trump at rallyOnce bitter foes, SC Senator Lindsey Graham had high praise for President Donald Trump during a rally at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC on Monday, March 2, 2020. Graham even referenced President Ronald Reagan during his remarks. BY JEFF SINER

WASHINGTON

Sen. Lindsey Graham has publicly opposed President Donald Trump five times in the past few weeks — including a new rebuke Monday — an unusual torrent of dissent from one of the president’s top allies in Washington just months before the South Carolina Republican faces a tough reelection challenge.

Since June 20, Graham has blocked a Trump U.S. attorney nominee, criticized Trump’s decision to put a temporary freeze on visas for foreign workers, split with the president about face masks during the coronavirus pandemic and pressed the administration for information about alleged Russian bounties on American soldiers.

Monday, Graham was at odds with Trump after the president alleged in a Twitter post that an apparent noose found last month in the Talladega Superspeedway garage of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver, was a “HOAX,” and called on Wallace to apologize to his NASCAR colleagues.TOP ARTICLES

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