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Lindsey Graham: No 'Holy Hell to Pay' for Sessions Firing

By    |   Friday, 09 November 2018 08:47 AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has walked back the vow he made last year that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay,” Graham told reporters in July 2017, after Trump had turned on the attorney general for recusing himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. “Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong.”

On Thursday evening, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum played a clip of Graham’s promise, prompting him to ask, “when was that? What year?”
MacCallum told him, “July of 2017,” causing the senator to laugh, which prompted MacCallum to comment that “things have changed,” which made Graham laugh again.

“What I’ve been saying for months is every president deserves an attorney general they have confidence in and they can work with,” he said.

“I like Jeff Sessions. I’ve known Jeff for a long time. I hope he goes and runs for his old Senate seat in Alabama. It’s clear to me it’s not working, was not working between Attorney General Sessions and President Trump.”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has walked back the vow he made last year that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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