The New York Times reported that Lindsey Graham warned Donald Trump not to fixate on 2020.
Graham stated that he told Trump to move on if he doesn’t.
Trump continues to make false claims regarding the election and the Capitol Attack.
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According to a report by The New York Times, Sen. Lindsey Graham urges former President Donald Trump not to hold on to the 2020 election. He does not want the Capitol attack hanging over his head forever.
"What I said to him was, "Do you want January 6th to be the date of your political death?" Graham spoke to The Times. Graham told The Times, "Because it's going be there if you don’t get over it.
After initially dismissing Trump as a "race baiting, xenophobic bigot", the senior senator from South Carolina has become an unlikely ally. He spoke to CNN in 2015 and dismissed him as a "racist-baiting" bigot. According to The Times, Graham now believes that he can make Trump a "unified figure" within the GOP.
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He is weary of Trump’s insistence on 2020 and how it will impact the impact of January 6th's riot at Capitol. This was when a proTrump mob stormed Capitol and attacked police officers and disrupted certification of the election.
Trump continues to lament his loss to President Joe Biden. He falsely claims that the election was stolen from Joe Biden and makes unsubstantiated claims about widespread fraud, which have been rejected by the courts, Republican officials and Trump's Justice Department.
Trump also mischaracterized the rioters and called them "peaceful" or "great people", and discredits the Capitol police officers, who defended that building that day.
Trump just this week called the officer who shot and killed Ashli Bettbitt, a rioter trying to enter the Speaker's Lobby, where lawmakers were present, "murderer."
Trump has teased the possibility of a run for President in 2024, but he has yet to do so.