Senate Judiciary Committee Leader Lindsey Graham (R-SC) played the role of fortune teller on Thursday. The South Carolina Senator told radio host Hugh Hewitt his take on Democratic Presidential front runner Joe Biden.
Hewitt asked, “Difficult diplomatic question. Has former Vice President Biden lost a step or a lap, or even the energy necessary to run for president?”
Sen. Graham replied, “You know, ask me that in October. He’s doing well in his basement. You know, I don’t, he’s eventually got to get out of his basement. Here’s what I would tell Republicans. Don’t underestimate Joe Biden. He’s nicer than Hillary Clinton, and he’s not as wild as Bernie Sanders on policy. He will be appealing at first glance. But what we have to do is associate him with an agenda that’s not appealing. He’s the front guy of a very dangerous agenda. And we’re going to make sure that the front guy is not what people vote on, that they vote on he’s the guy leading a radical agenda. This won’t be easy. Joe Biden will not be easy to beat. Does he make a lot of gaffes? Yes. He’s nicer than Hillary. He’s not as radical as Bernie, but he’s leading a movement that Bernie owns. So that’s the challenge for us is to expose the fact.”
As Hewitt inquired, “Was Secretary [Robert] Gates correct that Vice President Biden hadn’t been right about a single foreign policy national security issue in 40 years?”
Graham stated, “Yeah, but the vignette was he left a meeting in the Pentagon, and he turned to his aide and said did we just agree with Joe Biden? And he says I think so, and he says check that out. And he said he hadn’t been right about anything.”
Host Hewitt questioned, “Who ought Joe to select if you wanted to Joe to win as his vice president?”
The Republican rabble rouser said, “Joe may be the first guy in American political history to lose control over picking his own vice president. I think he’s put himself in a box. And we’ll see who he picks.”
He was pressed, “That means your committee member Kamala Harris, doesn’t it?”
The GOP wild card claimed, “I think she’s the leading candidate. I know her. I didn’t like what she did in Kavanaugh by any stretch of the imagination. But she’s hard-nosed. She’s smart. She’s tough.” Side note: take him with a grain of salt.