Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) predicts that former President Donald Trump will lead the Republican Party “in politics” in the coming months and inspire a GOP victory in mid-2022 on Monday.
Graham made remarks during his presentation on the latest addition to Fox News’ Haniti. The senator predicts that Trump will be the leading force in the takeover of the GOP Congress after host Sean Hannith asked him about Republicans who “are not particularly fond of” the former president and instead “want to go back to the good old days of the restaurant. . “
“I think you’ll see, in the next few months, Donald Trump lead the Republican Party in politics and give us the energy we need to get the House and the Senate back,”
The senator said Trump will show his political leadership at the 2021 Conference on Conservative Political Action (CPAC), where the former president is scheduled to speak on February 28. The speech is expected to be Trump’s first major address since leaving as the only president in US history to be twice impeachment.
“Trump will deliver a speech on Sunday that will be very policy-oriented,” Graham said. “Every Republican needs to unite around him. I think that will help us with independents … I have never felt better from President Trump’s leadership of the party than I do now.”
“He will position himself as an alternative to Joe Biden,” he added. “I think he’s going to give a speech that will unite Republicans in politics. He’s working on the phones. I’ve been with him all weekend. He wants to win in 2022.”
Asked if Trump plans to seek a second term in 2024, Graham did not answer directly, but said “stay tuned.” Haniti pressed the question, joking that Graham, a regular guest on his show, risked his position as a future “correspondent” by not answering definitively. Graham joked that he would give a direct answer when he received his “first check.”
Trump’s CPAC address is scheduled to be given just weeks after his second sentencing trial in the Senate, which is said to have sparked an uprising during the January 6 Capitol riots in the United States, ended in acquittal because the above the chamber failed to reach 67 overwhelming votes, voting 57-43 in favor of the conviction instead.
Graham, one of all but seven Republican senators who voted against the sentence, remained a staunch ally of Trump after his presidency. Prior to the former president’s victory in the 2016 election, Graham was a staunch opponent of Trump, calling him a “cock” destined to “destroy” the GOP.
Newsweek turned to the Republican National Committee for comment.