Graham Denies Trump Held up Ukraine Aid for Electoral Reasons: He Would Hold up Aid to ‘Almost Anywhere’

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he believes President Donald Trump put a hold on roughly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine because he doesn’t like spending money on foreign aid.

When asked by a reporter on Thursday if he thought Trump would have put a hold on the aid if former Vice President Joe Biden (D) was not running for office, Graham said, “I think he’d hold up aid tomorrow to almost anywhere.”

He continued:

“Have you not been listening to this president? He cut foreign by 21%. He wants to withdraw all of our forces from Africa. He wants South Korea to triple what they’re paying. He has a world view that we’re being taken advantage of.”

Watch his comments below:

“He thinks we’re chumps and being taken for a ride, and the Ukraine is sort of a hopeless endeavor — I don’t. Now that’s just a world view that has been consistent,” he added.

Additionally, Graham said that “somebody” should investigate whether there was a conflict of interest as a result of Biden’s son — Hunter Biden — being named to the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma while Joe Biden was the vice president.

“I love Joe Biden, but I can tell you if the name was Trump, there’d be a lot of questions asked. So what do I want out of all of this? I want the public to understand that the claims they’re making that there’s no ‘there there’ in Bidens nobody’s looked, somebody should.”

Watch his comments below:

“I’ve looked, and I’ve got a lot of questions,” Graham said, adding, “Were they buying insurance? By hiring Hunder Biden. Cause they sure as hell [weren’t] buying expertise.”

Biden has said “it looked bad” for his son to be named to the board of Burisma, but denied any wrongdoing.

Responses

  1. “Not only that, he held up aid so as to directly help Russia, who is not our ally. Which of course Moscow Mitch has no problem with.” Tery Gohsman

    You are correct on both charges.

  2. “Graham said, “I think he’d hold up aid tomorrow to almost anywhere.”, Article

    Yeah, but he didn’t hold up aid to just anywhere. He held up aid to a country that needed our help because King Donald The Loser wanted something illegal in return for releasing it – which is a quid pro quo.

    Senator Lindsey Graham is confusing the real situation.

  3. “Not only that, he held up aid so as to directly help Russia, who is not our ally. Which of course Moscow Mitch has no problem with.” Tery Gohsman

    You are absolutely correct on both charges, Tery.

  4. “Graham said, “I think he’d hold up aid tomorrow to almost anywhere.” Article

    Yeah, but he didn’t hold up aid to just anywhere. He held up aid to a country that needed our help because King Donald The Loser wanted something illegal in return for releasing it – a quid pro quo.

    Senator Lindsey Graham is confusing the real situation.

  5. “Not only that, he held up aid so as to directly help Russia, who is not our ally. Which of course Moscow Mitch has no problem with.” Tery Gohsman

    You are absolutely correct on both charges.

  6. “Graham said, “I think he’d hold up aid tomorrow to almost anywhere.” Article

    Yeah, but he didn’t hold up aid to just anywhere. He held up aid to a country that needed our help because King Donald The Loser wanted something illegal in return for releasing it – that’s a quid pro quo.

    Senator Lindsey Graham is confusing the real situation.

  7. syphilis and confuction you are still “useful idiots” to the communist party.

  8. Graham is stupid if he thinks we haven’t been taken for a ride on foreign aide.

    Complains Trump is pulling away from Africa but wants us to pull out of Iraq. Liberals do not understand politics is not like Burger King where you can have it your way.

    1. Graham is a lot of things, but stupid is not one of them. But Graham perceives YOU are either stupid or grossly uninformed. Trump signed into law the Ukraine foreign aid appropriated by Congress. Not complying with the law HE signed into law would necessitate notification of Congress as required by the Impoundment Control Act. Pelosi nor McConnell have produced indication they were notified. When Congressional inquires regarding the reported “hold” were addressed to the WH, Congress and the public were told the hold was placed by the DOD and State Department. It was not until Mick Mulvaney’s October 17th press conference that the WH confirmed it was the WH that was responsible for the hold. Trumpers do not understand that FACTS are not like Burger King where you can have it your way. Historians will not record the events in “alternative facts.” It will be recorded without the influence of the Trump Kool-Aid. Future generations will judge the events as they occurred,not as Trumpers would like them to be.

      1. Join the discussion…As usual syphilis you have no idea what you are talking about. He delivered the aide before the deadline and he can hold it up if is in Americas best intrest. In this case, as he stated about the phone call, to get other countries to put in some aid and not just America. Rocks have more sense than you.

  9. can you tell us that no other president never held up any kind of aid to another country? And he didn’t, they got their $$$$ the almighty b.o. Did. That’s ok

  10. We’ve seen this movie before—over and over. Leftists interpret words or actions by others outside their gang in the worst possible way, even if they have no facts, or worse even in spite of the facts. Then they act as if no other interpretations are possible, and repeat endlessly.

    We are on to you.

    1. Well, have you caught on when FOX News sell you a load of crap?? -Uranium One—-Seth Rich—Sharia Law—War on Christmas—PP selling body parts—- Death Panels—Benghazi—-Phony economic numbers—Phony birth certificates—Evils of teleprompters and Ivy league educations—Crowdstrike—Obama’s plan to kill off America with Ebola—and of course Obama and Hillary were coming for your guns. Then you have all the faux solutions they promoted. A wall at the southern border protects the country from illegal entry of people and drugs—-Prayer in school will solve the gun violence problem and crime. Arming teachers will end school shootings—Overturning Roe v Wade will eliminate all abortions—-and my favorite, We can not successfully fight terrorism without the POTUS saying “radical Islamic terrorism.” WHEN do you catch on to the RW conspiracies that history will find impossible to believe any sane person could believe?

  11. It is part of POTUS’ executive responsibilities to ensure foreign aid is being used responsibly and per the conditions under which it was granted. Presidents have held up foreign aid to DOZENS of countries for multitudinous reasons — “Chicago Jesus” Obama having done so on at least 3 occasions (one of which INCLUDED Ukraine). Why no impeachment hearings then…?

  12. So Trump didn’t want to give the Ukraine money if it wasn’t going to be used properly. I thought the impeachment was about Russia? Then it was Bribery and now it’s about Ukraine. actually it’s all about making Trump look bad since the Democrats don’t offer a candidate that has a chance to win.
    Just think, every dime we give to other countries is borrowed and is more debt with the associated interest.

  13. Foreign aid = bribes paid with tax payer money.

    I see no problems with the president deciding when a foreign country deserves a bribe.

    Speaking of bribes NOT delayed, when will someone bring up Obozo’s midnight airlift to Iran?

  14. “Drive By Michael” and “The Genitally Confused Idiot”: You’re confused with your Presidents.

    It was Obama who denied foreign aid to Ukraine, promising them only humanitarian aid while the Russians were invading their country. Obama refused military assistance because his boy, “Vlad” was large and in charge, and Bath House Barry would be more “flexible” after the election. Whatever “flexible” means…maybe you two get “flexible” in your bath house and can explain….

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