Senator Lindsey Graham Heckled at Airport by Trump Supporters

Associated Press

Friday January 8, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump have harangued Sen. Lindsey Graham at an airport, accusing the South Carolina Republican of being a "traitor" for laying blame on the Capitol Hill siege at the president's feet.

Videos posted on Twitter show a crowd heckling Graham as he awaited a flight at Washington's Reagan Airport on Friday. Graham is flanked by police officers.

One woman says he's a "garbage human being."

Graham has been one of Trump's most steadfast supporters but said this week that he wouldn't support fellow Republicans' efforts to stall certification of Joe Biden's victory. On the Senate floor Wednesday, Graham said "count me out" of the effort, which failed.

On Thursday, Graham told reporters that Trump's actions had been the "problem" in the Capitol Hill violence, calling the matter a "self-inflicted wound."

Other GOP lawmakers who opposed the certification challenge, including Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, have also been harassed by Trump backers unwilling to accept the election's results.

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