Late. Lindsey Graham says he ‘will never forgive’ Biden over the withdrawal from Afghanistan and declares their friendship almost over

Jake Lahut

Late.  Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (R) speaks while late.  Joseph Biden (D-DE) (L) listens during a recording of 'Meet the Press' in NBC Studios on June 22, 2008 in Washington, DC.  Biden and Graham discussed issues related to the presidential race between Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Senator Johan McCain (R-AZ).

From 2008: Late. Joe Biden, D-Del., And Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C. Alex Wong / Getty Images for Meet the Press

  • Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham went on an emotional altercation with President Biden on Wednesday.

  • Graham, who has enjoyed a decades-long friendship with Biden, said he reached his breaking point.

  • “I will never forgive him for what he did in Afghanistan. He has blood on his hands, ā€¯Graham said.

Despite efforts to mend their decades-long friendship as former Senate colleagues, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday issued an emotional reprimand to President Joe Biden over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

“I’ve known Joe Biden for a long time,” Graham said during an appearance on the Fox News show “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday morning. “I had a good personal relationship with him. He is a decent man, but what he did in Afghanistan I will never forgive him for.”

Graham was visibly confused and told of the recent development of Islamic State violence in the nation despite promises of peaceful times from the Taliban.

“He has blood on his hands and he has made America less secure,” Graham continued. “And he’s been the most consistently wrong man on foreign policy in my lifetime.”

Graham also predicted that another 9/11-like attack would come as a result of the withdrawal, but did not cite any specific intelligence service or group to support that claim.

While defending Kabul airport during evacuation, 13 US officials were killed in a terrorist attack back in August.

Biden has defended the withdrawal as an “extraordinary success” and that the nation’s longest war “should have ended long ago.”

The US-backed Afghanistan government collapsed in August weeks before US troops could leave the country fully, surprising Biden and top aides who believed the government could last for months or years. This led to chaotic scenes around Kabul airport as people tried to flee the Taliban. The airlift evacuated nearly 130,000 people, but the Taliban’s control of the country and the pressure from massive crowds around the airport prevented the United States from recapturing all Americans seeking refuge; an estimated two hundred are left despite wanting to travel.

Before former President Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House, Graham and Biden enjoyed a friendly relationship from the other side of the aisle.

“The bottom line is that if you can not admire Joe Biden as a person, then it probably is – you have a problem,” Graham said with a laugh during a road trip interview back during his 2016 presidential election. For what is there not to like?

In the 2016 interview, Graham described Biden as “the nicest person I think I’ve ever met in politics.”

“He is as good a man as God has ever created,” Graham added.

During his Fox News hit, the South Carolina senator took a more scorched earth approach.

“I can not wait for the next election to stop this socialist train on the domestic side and have a chance to get a commander-in-chief who knows how to keep this country safe,” Graham said. “When it comes to Joe Biden, he has made America less secure, and he has acted in a very dishonest way.”

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