Lindsey Graham gives up the ghost

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Former John McCain disciple and more recent basket case Lindsey Graham never seems to be sure what side of any given issue he’s on, until he’s had a moment to try to figure out how he thinks it’ll benefit him. For instance, ahead of the 2022 midterms, Graham was publicly giddy at the notion of the Republicans winning the Senate so he could launch sham committee investigations into Hunter Biden, the son of his former friend Joe Biden. Fortunately, the Republicans did not win the Senate, and so we won’t have to listen to Graham bloviating about conspiracy theories during hearings.

But in the latest reminder that Graham tends to pick sides based on which way he thinks the wind is going to end up blowing, he’s now telling the media that he’d be “shocked” if there’s anything to the Joe Biden classified documents matter. So why is Graham giving up the opportunity to run with this phony scandal, when so many of his Republican colleagues are all over it?

It’s the latest sign that the Biden documents scandal simply isn’t going anywhere. Some aide likely mistakenly packed some classified documents into some boxes of White House memorabilia years ago that found their way into Biden’s garage, Biden’s own people found the documents and alerted the FBI, and then Biden asked the FBI to come in and search for any additional documents in order to put the whole thing to bed. The end. There’s no scandal here, and no way to even make hay out of pretending it’s a scandal.

In other words, Lindsey Graham is once again displaying his bizarre knack for simultaneously being completely mentally unstable and fairly savvy about which side of any given issue is going to end up being the winning side. Given his track record of viciously smearing Biden, Graham deserves zero credit for admitting that there is no Biden documents scandal. But it is the latest sign that the Biden documents story truly isn’t going anywhere. If there were any opportunity for Republicans to make hay out of it, Graham would be first in line to do so.

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