Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar now claims she wasn’t referring to an unfounded whispering marketing campaign about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s personal life when she advised President Trump’s onetime foe is being blackmailed into supporting him.
Indeed, she now says that solely homophobes would suppose that’s what she meant.
But the Minnesota Democrat certain wasn’t lengthy on particulars when first making the wink-wink accusation on Twitter: “They got to him, he is compromised.”
That was not lengthy after MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle advised, “Somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham,” including: “We’re gonna leave it there” — inviting viewers to mull that over of their minds.
Even if Omar is telling the reality about what she meant — and it took her lengthy sufficient to give you weak different options, like Graham’s “funding” — the accusation of blackmail remains to be fairly despicable.
But totally predictable: People like Omar and her fellow lefties are so ideologically inflexible and unwilling to think about different factors of view that their solely doable rationalization is at all times some deep, darkish conspiracy.
There are tons of explanation why the South Carolina senator is now not the offended Trump foe he was throughout the 2016 marketing campaign. (Then, too, he’s been a very harsh critic of the president’s introduced Syria withdrawal.)
One cause is pure politics: Graham is up for re-election in 2020 in a state the place Trump polls at 83 %. And latest occasions present that no seat in Congress is assured secure anymore.
More probably, although, Graham’s telling the reality when he says Americans “rejected my analysis, and he is now my president.”
That’s an honorable angle that folks like Ilhan Omar and the MSNBC crowd won’t ever comprehend. All that’s left for them is deranged conspiracy theories.