In an epic interview on The Howard Stern Show, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shared her thoughts on the dramatic shift of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, pondering if perhaps her former colleague had “a brain snatch.”
Her criticism of him is directed at his evolution from a one-time close confidant of 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain to one of Trump’s strongest supporters.
The popular radio host asked Clinton about her relationship with Graham, remarking that they had once seemed friendly. Clinton said she had traveled with him extensively and that he was once “good company.” She said, “He was funny. He was self-deprecating.”
She didn’t hesitate to quip, “He also believed in climate change back in those days.” When Stern seemed shocked, Clinton added, “He was concerned about the future, absolutely. I saw him as somebody who, you know, had been working to try to figure out what he believed and how he could do things.”
“I don’t know what’s happened to Lindsey Graham… I’ll be honest with you. I haven’t talked to him in a long time.”Hillary Clinton
Referring to Graham’s recent stance as a Trump defender and Clinton attacker, Stern asked the former Secretary of State if she believed that Graham had “sold his soul to the devil.”
Clinton said, “I don’t know the answer to that. I think that’s a fair question, however.”
“And what I don’t understand is how he went from being the friend and the real confidant of the maverick, John McCain, who you know I didn’t agree with politically but I found him to be a man of integrity, a man of real strength of conviction.”Hillary Clinton, on Lindsey Graham
Graham, who during the 2016 election criticized President Trump for being a “jackass”, is now firmly planted in the Trump base.
He has offered his nearly unwavering support, even backing the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and supporting Trump through the current impeachment inquiry.