Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) threatened to evoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, a new book has claimed.
According to the book by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns called “This Will Not Pass,” Graham phoned White House counsel Pat Cipollone and threatened to use the 25th Amendment against Trump.
Graham told Cipollone that, if Trump didn’t step in to stop the riot more forcefully, “we’ll be asking you for the 25th Amendment” to remove the 45th president from office.
In an interview with the authors on the afternoon of Jan 6, Graham reportedly said:
“People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with that.’
“There will be a rallying effect for a while, the country says: We’re better than this.”
Graham also suggested Biden was the right man to lead the country: “I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”
Trump disagreed with Graham earlier this year after Graham told him it would be inappropriate to pardon some Jan. 6 defendants if Trump wins the presidency in 2024.
“Well, Lindsey Graham’s wrong.
“I mean, Lindsay’s a nice guy, but he’s a RINO. Lindsey’s wrong.”
Much more to come on Trump, Biden … everybody
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— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) March 16, 2022
Democrat President Joe Biden does not understand Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), the book also claims.
The authors claim Sinema routinely mocks Biden behind his back while he likens her to his grandkids using Tik Tok.
They wrote, “she became the first-ever lawmaker to argue with White House aides when they asked her to wear a face mask in the company of the president, repeatedly asking why that was necessary when she had been vaccinated.”
Behind closed doors, Sinema describes herself as anti-tax and anti-government, not Democrat strengths, and she has nice things to say about GOP politicians.
“I love Andy Biggs,” she said.
“I know some people think he’s crazy, but that’s just because they don’t know him.
President Biden confessed in private that he didn’t understand Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who helped stymie his biggest legislative dreams, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns write in their new book, “This Will Not Pass.” https://t.co/bU3MJ6gVPI
— Axios (@axios) March 16, 2022