Letters to the Editor 2019

To the Editor: 

There was a time when I had a modicum of respect for Lindsey Graham. He was once a moderate Republican, a veteran, and a very good friend of John McCain, who I greatly respected, as we’re both Vietnam veterans.

During the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, Graham is on record as opposed to five deferment Don(ald Trump), saying he would be a disaster for the party and nation. Nonetheless, Trump got the nomination and a lot of his Republican colleagues suddenly clamed up.

He went on to lose the popular vote by over 3 million, but because of the convoluted Electoral College system, which, in essence, negates the one person, one vote rule, he squeaked out a very narrow win. Now, all his detractors changed their tune to one in which they hoped he would forgive and forget.

I was willing to give him a chance until he defamed McCain, saying he was no hero because he was captured. There was absolutely no danger of Trump ever being captured.

Now, Graham has become a Trump toady, carrying his water by the gallon. I suspect that he hopes and prays that Trump is re-elected and he is rewarded a cabinet job. I’m sure he would love to be secretary of defense.

If you are anywhere near the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery in Annapolis, Md. and you hear a strange noise, it will be the sound of McCain spinning over in his grave.