Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S. C.) warned there may be “riots in the streets” if former President Donald Trump is prosecuted amid an investigation into allegedly classified documents that were taken by FBI agents at his home earlier this month.
“If there’s a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information, after the [Hillary] Clinton debacle … there’ll be riots in the streets,” Graham told former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy on Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America.” Graham appeared to be referring to an investigation into Clinton’s email server, which dominated headlines during the 2016 election.
A clip of Graham’s interview on Fox News was shared by Trump on his Truth Social platform on Sunday evening.
Graham repeated the line about “riots in the streets” later in the interview when he was asked by Gowdy about a Fulton County district attorney seeking his testimony in a Trump-related probe into the 2020 election. More than a week ago, Graham was handed victory by a judge, who issued an order blocking the district attorney from compelling testimony from the senator via a subpoena.
Elaborating, Graham said that Trump is being treated with a “double standard,” adding, “I worry about our country.” The longtime senator discussed how Hunter Biden and his infamous laptop were treated by law enforcement and Big Tech companies in the run-up to the 2020 election.