LINDSEY Graham fistbumped VP-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday regardless of publicly backing Donald Trump’s claims that he received the presidential election.
The Republican senator greeted the vice president-elect in a celebratory method on the Senate flooring regardless of Trump’s refusal to concede to President-Elect Joe Biden after profitable the 2020 election.
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Lindsey Graham greeted Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in an amiable method on the Senate flooringCredit score: C-Span
President Trump shakes fingers with GOP Senator Lindsey Graham at an occasion final yr in Washington, DCCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Graham‘s fistbump was adopted by a seemingly amiable pat on Harris’ again earlier than strolling away.
He was amongst a handful of GOP senators who complimented the 56-year-old Democrat on her and Biden’s victory.
Different Republicans who congratulated Harris have been Senator Tim Scott, Mike Rounds, James Lankford, and Ben Sasse.
Harris’ heat welcoming occurred because the Senate voted on Judy Shelton, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors nominee.
The California Senator voted towards the controversial nominee Shelton – making the ultimate vote 47-50.
CNN’s Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju wrote to Twitter: “Requested about his fist bump to Kamala Harris, Sen. Lindsey Graham instructed me this: ‘Simply saying good day – I haven’t a seen in her shortly.
‘If it really works out and so they make it, I instructed her I want her properly and attempt to work the place we will.
‘We’ll know right here in a month or so or much less.'”
Kamala Harris seems to be over her proper shoulder as she extends her arm to Senator Lindsey GrahamCredit score: C-Span
The vote comes at some point after the Republican Secretary of State said that he felt pressured by Graham to toss out legal ballots in a bid to assist President Trump.
Brad Raffensperger mentioned on Monday that Graham requested him whether or not he had the ability to reject sure absentee ballots, a query he interpreted as a suggestion to toss out legally forged votes.
In the meantime, President Trump has branded the election as “fraudulent” with out substantial proof and has claimed that Biden “stole” votes from him.
After Harris and Graham fistbump, the Republican Sen pats the VP-elect on her again earlier than strolling awayCredit score: C-Span
Trump has insisted – with out proof – that “there may be great corruption and fraud happening” and demanded the vote counting stopped in states the place Biden had a lead on Election Day.
The president raged in a latest assertion: “That is not about any single election. That is concerning the integrity of our total election course of.
“We’ll pursue this course of by means of each facet of the regulation. I’ll by no means hand over preventing for you and our nation.”
Nevertheless, a former White House staffer has claimed President Trump will concede to Biden and attend his inauguration – regardless of those that are satisfied he’s going to put in himself as some type of “Dictator.”
And the president has fired the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency after the election official known as the 2020 election the “most safe in historical past.”