Critics are decrying as “irresponsible” and “shameful” South Carolina Republican Senator and enthusiastic Trump convert Lindsey Graham’s comments that there will be “riots in the street” if Donald Trump is prosecuted.
“Look over there”. Donald Trump (left) and Lindsey Graham play golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, USA, 18 July 2020. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
Graham twice made the reference when he went on Fox News’s Sunday Night in America show last evening, the Washington Post reports.
Richard Haass, president of the nonpartisan think tank the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank, tweeted that Graham’s “prediction that violence may follow any prosecution of the former Potus may not qualify legally as incitement but it is irresponsible all the same as it will be seen by some as a call for violence. Public officials are obligated to call for the rule of law.”
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This article was written by Richard Luscombe (now) and Joanna Walters in New York (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com