Lindsey Graham town hall gets rowdy over wiretapping comments

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Saturday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham opened up about Trump’s series of tweets accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign, calling it “the biggest political scandal since Watergate.”

Graham appeared at a town meeting in Clemson, South Carolina and made the following statements:

“I don’t know what happened, but I can only tell you the summary of the tweet. The president of the United States is claiming that the former president of the United States ordered wiretapping of his campaign last year.”

Graham told town hall attendees: “The other side of the story … If the former President of the United States was able to obtain a warrant lawfully to monitor Trump’s campaign for violating the law, that would be the biggest scandal since Watergate.” He added, “I’m very worried that our president is suggesting the former president has done something illegal.”

“I’d be very worried if, in fact, the Obama administration was able to obtain a warrant lawfully about Trump campaign activity with foreign governments,” he said.

Graham assured his constituents: “It’s my job as United States senator to get to the bottom of this. I promise you I will.”

Earlier today, Trump posted a tweet that also compared the wiretap to the Watergate scandal, which led to President Nixon resigning.

“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Trump tweeted.

The Republican senator later received kickback from the crowd in Clemson after he said he “mostly” agrees with President Trump’s agenda.

“I’m going to try to help our president, Donald Trump, be as successful as possible because, number one, I agree with him mostly and I’d like to get this country moving again,” which resulted in boos from the crowd.

During his town hall speech, Graham also said he plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, and rebuild the military, reports The Hill.

“So what have you learned? Graham added. “That I’m a conservative, damn proud of it. And I’m going to help Trump where I can, and the rest of you who voted for Clinton, you should want him to succeed too.”

H/T: The Hill

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