Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: reportSunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election DayLou Dobbs goes after Lindsey Graham: ‘I don’t know why anyone’ would vote for him MORE (R-S.C.), who is battling for his Senate career in a toss-up re-election race, on Sunday brushed off a sharp attack from Fox Business host Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsLou Dobbs goes after Lindsey Graham: ‘I don’t know why anyone’ would vote for him Shepard Smith averages 322,000 viewers in first week on CNBCTrump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputesMORE, telling reporters, I dont really worry much about Mr. Dobbs.
Graham, when asked whether he wanted President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: ‘Florida Man wouldn’t even do this stuff’Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence’s chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19MORE to stand up for him against attacks from the right, said Dobbs has a right to his own opinion but people at home get the big picture.
I think people in South Carolina understand why its important for me to get re-elected, Graham said.
Dobbs on Friday expressed incredulity over why conservatives are backing Grahams re-election, criticizing Graham for not using his position as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee to investigate allegations made by Trump that the Obama administration improperly investigated his 2016 presidential campaign.
I dont know why anyone in the great state of South Carolina would ever vote for Lindsey Graham. Its just outrageous, Dobbs said.
Dobbs’ salvo comes at a time when Graham is trying to rev up conservative support to win a fourth Senate term.
The non-partisan Cook Political Report, a respected handicapper, moved the South Carolina Senate race into the toss-up category earlier this month. It was previously rated a lean Republican race.
Graham has been dramatically outraised by his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, who reported collecting a jaw-dropping $57 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2020.
Graham recently pleaded for more financial support during an interview with Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBiden: Johnson should be ‘ashamed’ for suggesting family profited from their nameTrafalgar chief pollster predicts Trump victory: Polls ‘predominantly missing the hidden vote’Trump, Biden dial up efforts to boost early voter turnout in FloridaMORE on Fox News.
Dobbs, however, took a swipe at Grahams support from the right by accusing him of being an unreliable ally of the president.
Graham has betrayed President Trump at almost every turn, Dobbs said. He has betrayed the American people and his oath of office. Hes done absolutely nothing to investigate Obamagate except to tell everyone, Stay tuned, time and time again. Stay tuned. Senator Graham needs to be tuned out in South Carolina.
Graham on Sunday quipped Im sad to say I missed it and chuckled but didnt appear too shaken by the attack.
I think Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: reportTrump announces opening of relations between Sudan and IsraelFive takeaways on Iran, Russia election interferenceMORE is of the same opinion, he added with another chuckle, referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: reportTrump announces opening of relations between Sudan and IsraelFive takeaways on Iran, Russia election interferenceMORE (D-N.Y.)
Graham said he plans to campaign on Tuesday after the Senate votes to confirm Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: reportSenators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday sessionSunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election DayMORE to the Supreme Court Monday evening.
Graham also responded to White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsSenate Health Committee chair asks Cuomo, Newsom to ‘stop second guessing’ FDA on vaccine efficacySunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election DayTrump hasn’t asked Barr to open investigation into Bidens, McEnany saysMOREs statement on CNN Sunday that were not going to control the pandemic.
We need a vaccine. We need a vaccine. Until we get a vaccine, its going to be just holding the line. Its all over the world, guys. Weve had every model from herd immunity to lock the whole world down, its still a problem, he said.