Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) predicted that former President Donald Trump will lead the Republican Party “in politics” in the coming months and inspire a Republican victory in the 2022 midterm elections on Monday.
Graham made the comments during an appearance on Fox News ‘latest addition’ Hannity. The senator predicted that Trump would be the guiding force in the GOP takeover of Congress after host Sean Hannity asked him about Republicans who “aren’t particularly fond” of the former president and instead “want to get back to the good guys. settlement times. “
“I think they’re going to see, in the coming months, that Donald Trump will lead the Republican Party in politics and give us the energy we need to win back the House and Senate,” Graham said. “The Democrats are doing their part. If we could support President Trump and follow his example, we will win in 2022. If we argue with ourselves, we will lose. And there is no reason to lose.”
The senator said Trump would show his policy-driven leadership during the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where the former president is scheduled to speak on February 28. The speech is expected to be Trump’s first major speech since he left office as the only president in U.S. history to be indicted twice.
“Trump will give a speech on Sunday that will be very policy focused,” Graham said. “All Republicans should support it. I think it will help us with independents … I’ve never felt better about the leadership of President Trump’s party than right now.”
“It will position itself as the alternative to Joe Biden,” he added. “I think he will make a speech that will unify Republicans on policy. He has been working on the phones. I was with him all weekend. He wants to win in 2022.”
When asked if Trump plans to seek a second, non-consecutive term in 2024, Graham did not respond directly, but said “stay tuned.” Hannity pressed the subject, joking that Graham, a regular guest on her show, was risking her position as a future “correspondent” by not responding definitively. Graham joked that he would give a straight answer when he receives his “first check.”
Trump’s speech to the CPAC is scheduled to be delivered just weeks after his second impeachment trial in the Senate, for allegedly inciting insurrection in the January 6 riots in the US Capitol, ended in acquittal. because the upper house failed to reach a supermajority of 67 votes, voting 57-43. instead in favor of conviction.
Graham, one of all but seven Republican senators who voted against the conviction, remains a staunch ally of Trump after his presidency. Before the former president’s victory in the 2016 election, Graham was a vocal opponent of Trump, calling him a “wacko” who was destined to “destroy” the Republican Party.
Newsweek He reached out to the Republican National Committee for comment.