Maybe start rooting out the cheaters with Graham?

Remember, the Georgia SoS claims that Graham called him to pressure him to throw the election to Trump. Unlike the infamous phone call with Trump, that call was not recorded
Graham doesn’t deny calling the GA SoS. He claims he was just calling to learn about Georgia’s election process. Something every Senator does. Wink. Wink.
Graham’s sparring with the GA SoS inadvertently led to the phone recording of Trump. Raffensperger felt he needed to record future calls from the president or his surrogates so he could get the truth out. When Trump lied about the substance of the call, he released the recording
It’s important to remember the complicity of people like Graham in supporting Trump and his Big Lie. There is no reason to take anything he says at face value. He burned his credibility

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