• Nathan Max

Graham, Rubio are a 'Disgrace'

Steve Schmidt

Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project. He is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on several Republican campaigns, including John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, and he is now a regular political contributor to MSNBC. On Saturday, Schmidt expressed his disgust with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for their hypocrisy. MaxNewsToday has assembled this 5-tweet thread and reprinted it as one easy-to-read op-ed for our ongoing segment, Schmidt Storm. It has been edited for grammar and clarity. Imagine the lack of self-awareness in Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, as they issue sanctimonious and pious calls for unity. Do they not understand the magnitude of their disgrace and hypocrisy? Do they understand that they are men with no dignity and honor? Do they understand that their names will be carved into the American story as the enablers of this four years of catastrophe? Do they not understand that all of us know they are frauds? Do they not know we casually watched them discard every value they claimed fidelity toward in the name of Trump? They were apologists for violence, conspiracy theories, racial hatred, anti-Semitism and the lethal incompetence responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. Do they see statesmen staring back in the mirror? Are they that delusional? There will be accountability and a reckoning for the violence done to the American people through the attack on the great Citadel of American Freedom. None of us have to pretend that any of these rancid people are on the level ever again. It applies to the religious hucksters like Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr. It applies to Trump's White House factotum. It applies to his congressional stooges. lt applies to all of them.