Earlier today we posted video of Lindsey Graham saying he’s never been more depressed about the gridlock in Congress over ending the shutdown with wall funding.
In a new video a few minutes ago, Graham said that it’s time for Trump to go ahead and declare a national emergency because he doesn’t see any other way forward:
When asked to explain his change of heart to support a declaration of a national emergency, Sen. Lindsey Graham tells @ABC, he "always said it would be the last resort. We're there. There's no pathway forward that I can see." https://t.co/1x7B9oxSkR pic.twitter.com/GK0CaVUMUs
— ABC News (@ABC) January 11, 2019
Graham explains that he had earlier cautioned Trump against using a national emergency – only a last resort.
But now he says that’s the ONLY way forward at this point because Congress is a dead end. He even tweeted it:
Mr. President, the Democrats are not working in good faith with you.
Declare emergency, build the wall now.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 11, 2019
So there you go. Graham has officially given up.