During a visit to Israel on Monday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had a full-scale meltdown when a reporter from right-wing network Newsmax asked him a question about Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
At a press conference, Newsmax’s Daniel Cohen began by thanking Graham for his support of Israel, but then asked, “And I’d like to ask any Democrat senator here that would like to speak to Rashida Tlaib. She still has a tweet up condemning Israel for a hospital attack.”
Graham replied, “We are here together, not to talk about the problems at home, which are many.”
Cohen pressed: “It’s a question.”
That’s when Graham grew angry.
“You’re not going to screw this up!” Graham shouted.
Cohen: “I’m not trying to screw it up.”
That only made Graham angrier, leading him to suggest Cohen should be removed.
“Get this guy out of here!”
Graham then pounded the podium and declared:
“I’m an American. And I believe in free speech. I don’t believe what the squad has to say at all. But I came here with Democrats and Republicans to let everybody in the world know.”
“Don’t judge every Democrat by the squad, and don’t judge every Republican by some of the things you hear.”
A few minutes later, Graham offered an apology to the reporter: “And I’m sorry, my friend. I probably shouldn’t have said it, but my nerves are raw right now.”
Here’s the video: