Lindsey Graham Says He’s ‘Never Felt More Used in My Life’ Than by MBS: ‘He’s Done to Me’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doubled down on his condemnation of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman Sunday, recalling his past admiration for the leader by whom he now feels played in light of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
“MBS talks about reforming the country in a way that I liked,” Graham told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo. “I never felt more used in my life. I introduced him when he was in Washington.”
The senator has taken a particularly strong stance against the prince in recent days, condemning him for Khashoggi’s death which occurred after the journalist entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. While President Donald Trump has accepted Saudi Arabia’s unfounded explanation that Khashoggi was killed during a fist fight, Graham wants action.
“I find it impossible to believe that the crown prince was not involved, so go after him and his inner circle,” he suggested. “Save the alliance. I don’t mind military sales but I cannot do business with the current leadership. MBS — he’s done to me.”
Graham, like certain other lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, hasn’t minced words with regard to the leader, who he’s convinced “is responsible for killing Mr. Khashoggi in the most brutal way.”
“I think his behavior is way outside civilized norms, and I will never go back as long as he’s there,” the senator said.
Watch the clip above via Fox News.
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