Sen. Graham Goes From Joking About Murdering Ted Cruz To Endorsing Him

Sen. Lindsey Graham bit the bullet and decided to support Ted Cruz over Donald Trump, despite disparaging him for months.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is notoriously unpopular with his colleagues in Congress; up until this point, he hasn’t received a single endorsement from any fellow senators, aside from Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, who called Cruz “a tireless defender of the Constitution.”

Now, in a priceless turn of events, it appears previous presidential contender, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has decided to be the second brave soul to jump on board for Cruz.

In February, Graham was extremely frustrated with the direction of the Republican Party, accurately declaring during a Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner that “the party has gone batsh*t crazy.”

During this same dinner, he joked that, “If you [killed] Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you,” which is a hilariously sad testament to Cruz’s unlikability.  

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(Cruz’s former college roommate infamously said that, “His personality is so awful that 99 percent of why I hate him is just his personality. If he agreed with me on every issue, I would hate him only one percent less.”)

Graham has also declared that, “If you nominate Trump and Cruz, I think you get the same outcome. Whether it’s death by being shot or poisoning doesn’t really matter.” He even said Cruz’s foreign policy positions were “just as wrong as [Obama’s], if not worse,” which is about the worst insult you can throw at a Republican.

Yet Graham has suddenly changed his position, most likely due to the dangerous rise of Trump. He told CNN that, “I think Sen. Cruz is a conservative who I can support” and called him the “best alternative” to Trump—an extremely weak endorsement, but an endorsement nonetheless. According to CNN, Graham is hosting a fundraiser for Cruz; in the invitation, he calls Cruz “a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people.”

Graham has evidently decided to be either “shot or poisoned,” as he—himself—put it. 

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