Graham: GOP Doesn't Have Snowball’s Chance in Hell of Taking Majority Without Trump
Senator says Republicans need to unify with Trump
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has weighed in on the developing feud between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump.
During a broadcast of FNC’s “Hannity,” Graham defended McConnell by reminding viewers about his role in Trump’s successes.
But Graham admitted that Trump would be a much-needed component for Republicans to win the majority back in 2022.
“[M]itch McConnell was indispensable for President Trump in getting the judges on the court, getting a major tax cut through a very narrow Senate majority," Graham said.
"But what I would say to Senator McConnell: I know that Trump can be a handful, but he is the most dominant figure in the Republican Party," he added.
"We don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of taking the majority without Donald Trump," Graham continued.
"If you don’t get that, you’re just not looking."
"He was a hell of a president on all of the things that conservatives really believe in."
"It was a consequential presidency,” Graham continued.
“I’m sorry about what happened on January 6."
“He will get his fair share of blame," he added.
"But to my Republican colleagues in the Senate: Let’s try to work together, realize without President Trump, we are never going to get back into the majority," Graham warned.
"And to President Trump, you are going to have to make some changes for you to reach your potential."
"Now, at the end of the day, we are going to hang separately, or we are going to hang together as Republicans.”
Graham's remarks come after reports that Republican voters say they want President Donald Trump to "play a big role" in the GOP moving forward, according to a new poll.
Three out of four Republicans want to see Trump become a more dominant figure within the party.