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Jill Biden Fires Back at 'Friend' Lindsey Graham

'I don't know what happened to Lindsey. ... He's changed'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2020 12:05 PM CST
Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, appear for a campaign rally at the University of Dubuque, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Dubuque, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Lindsey Graham's repeated criticism of Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine appears to have cost him an old friendship. "Well, you know, Lindsey—I don't know what happened to Lindsey," Jill Biden said on CNN Monday. "We used to be great friends and friends with John McCain," said the former VP's wife, referring to the trio's time together in the Senate. Asked directly whether she still considered Graham a friend, Biden responded, "You know, it's hard when you, I don't know, consider somebody a friend and then they've said so many things, so many negative things. And it's—that's been a little hurtful."

The animosity isn't just with Jill Biden. In November, Joe Biden said he was "embarrassed" for Graham because he is seemingly doing President Trump a favor by going after the family. "I am disappointed, and quite frankly I'm angered, by the fact—he knows me; he knows my son; he knows there's nothing to this." The Hill notes that Graham appears to still consider Joe Biden a pal. "Joe Biden is truly a friend," he told Fox News last year. "I think he’s a good man. But what Hunter Biden did was wrong at every level" and warrants investigation. (Read more Jill Biden stories.)

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