GOP Senator Lindsey Graham fired back at Vice President Kamala Harris and president Joe Biden accusing them of trying to ‘resurrect a failed presidency’ with their remarks today. Lindsey said:
“President Biden and Vice President Harris’s speeches today were an effort to resurrect a failed presidency more than marking the anniversary of a dark day in American history. Their brazen attempts to use January 6 to support radical election reform and changing the rules of the Senate to accomplish this goal, will not succeed.
“The so-called voting rights acts they are pushing are a liberal Democrat federal takeover of our election systems which constitutionally reside with the states. The Biden Presidency, one year after January 6, is in free fall not because of the attack on our Capitol, but because of failed policies and weak leadership.
“The Biden Administration seems to be incapable of dealing with the challenges America faces, and their efforts to politicize January 6 will fall flat.
“I still cannot believe a mob was able to take over the United States Capitol during such a pivotal moment – certifying a presidential election.
“It would have been so easy for terrorists to boot strap onto this protest and wreak even further destruction on the U.S. Capitol.
“Regardless of the reason for the assault on the Capitol, to lose control in such a fashion twenty years after 9/11 is stunning.
“Those responsible for Capitol security including our political leaders must also be held accountable.
“We still do not know who planted pipe bombs on Capitol Hill the night of Jan 5. We still do not know why our Capitol was not adequately defended before President Trump spoke.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude and appreciation to the Capitol Police officers who bravely risked their lives to protect the Capitol.
“They were placed in a terrible position, without adequate reinforcements, but did their best to protect an overwhelmed Capitol.”
“Certain dates echo throughout history, including dates that instantly remind all who have lived through them where they were and what they were doing when our democracy came under assault.
“Dates that occupy not only a place in our calendars but a place in our collective memory. December 7th, 1941. September 11, 2001. And January 6th, 2021.
“Will Jan. 6 be remembered as a moment that accelerated the unraveling of the oldest, greatest democracy in the world? Or a moment when we decided to secure and strengthen our democracy for generations to come?
“The strength of democracy is the principle that everyone should be treated equally. That elections should be free and fair. That corruption should be given no order,” Harris said pushing for the Democrats’ election bill attempt. “The strength of democracy is that it empowers the people.”
“And the fragility of democracy is this. That if we are not vigilant, if we do not defend it, democracy simply will not stand.
“The violent assault that took place here — the very fact of how close we came to an election overturned, that reflects the fragility of democracy.”
The so-called voting rights acts they are pushing are a liberal Democrat federal takeover of our election systems which constitutionally reside with the states.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2022
Finally, President Biden and Vice President Harris’s speeches today were an effort to resurrect a failed presidency more than marking the anniversary of a dark day in American history.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2022