Graham says he will still support Trump in 2024 because no one else 'could do what he could'

By Jen Krausz on
 February 1, 2023

Monday on Fox News' Hannity, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it known that he would be supporting former President Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, even though numerous other candidates are expected to enter the race.

Graham's reasoning for the decision is that he believes only Trump could have done some of the things Trump accomplished when he was president between 2017 and 2020.

“It seems like the Trump agenda is the agenda for the entire Republican Party, so that — how will other candidates distinguish themselves against Donald Trump if they agree with his policies?” host Sean Hannity asked.

“I really don’t know, but I do know this: We’re lucky as a party to have Mike Pompeo, who was a terrific secretary of state,” Graham replied. “Nikki Haley, a strong voice in the U.N. for American first agenda. My buddy and I love Tim Scott, right? We got Mike Pence, maybe the most decent guy to ever serving the government, all talking about running for president."

"Here’s why I’m with Trump," he continued. "I know the downside of Trump but let me tell you about the upside of Trump. There are no Trump policies without Donald Trump. You know why NATO gave $431 billion in defense spending increases? Because they thought that Trump really meant it when he said he was going to pull out.”

He credited Trump with securing the border "through his personal will" and getting Mexico's cooperation in doing so. "There are no Trump policies without the man Donald Trump," he said, adding that he deserves a second term to take care of "unfinished business."