Lindsey Graham: 'My Party Has Gone Bats--- Crazy'

He really let loose at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2016 12:27 AM CST
Lindsey Graham Is Not Holding Back
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, speaks with reporters as he leaves a meeting in the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lindsey Graham spoke at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner Thursday night, and he really did not hold back. Gawker points out some tweets quoting Graham, including "My party has gone batshit crazy" and "If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial is at the Senate, no one will convict you." There's more where those came from, like "Ben Carson is the nice guy. He tried to kill his cousin," plus a picture of Graham wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.

Earlier in the day, Graham was already telling it like it is, making headlines for telling reporters that Donald Trump is a "nut job." The Washington Post points out that Graham mentioned to reporters some of the lines were previews of the jokes he planned to deliver at the WPCF's annual congressional gala. Graham wasn't the only one making edgy jokes at the dinner: The Raw Story reports that Barbara Boxer asked, "Have you seen Bernie Sanders' rallies? I haven't seen so many white voters since the Oscars." And, per Twitter, Nancy Pelosi said, "Unlike Ted Cruz, the Keystone pipeline has the support of his colleagues." (More Lindsey Graham stories.)

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