Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday night the president will forever be remembered for the deadly storming of the Capitol by his supporters earlier in the day.
“Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey,” the South Carolina Republican said on the Senate floor. “I hate it to end this way. Oh my God, I hate it. From my point of view, he’s been a consequential president. But today is the first thing you’ll see [in descriptions of his presidency].”
Trump supporters stormed into the Capitol earlier in the day after a massive rally in Washington aimed at preventing Congress from counting the Electoral College results for President-elect Joseph R. Biden. One woman was shot and killed, police were assaulted, and more than a dozen people were arrested.
Mr. Graham said of the GOP effort to block Mr. Biden’s votes, “Count me out. Enough is enough.”
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the president and the vice president of the United States on January the 20th,” Mr. Graham said.