Lindsey Graham, GOP Senator of the state of South Carolina, called President Joe Biden a “destabilizing” president in an interview with Fox News.
On Fox News Sunday, Graham discussed his main concerns over Biden’s presidency. He called the president’s foreign policy “a disaster” and that Biden had thrown a “wet blanket” over the economy.
Graham said he wasn’t impressed by Biden’s first 100 days.
“I think he’s been a very destabilizing president,” Graham said. “And economically, he’s throwing a wet blanket over the recovery, wanting to raise taxes in a large amount and regulate America basically out of business.”
“AOC (Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York) said his first 100 days exceeded her expectations. That’s all you need to know.”
Lindsey Graham says Biden’s presidency has gone against his presidential campaign, one that painted itself as more moderate and conservative than the other options on the table.
“During the campaign, he made us all believe Joe Biden would be the moderate choice … that court-packing was a bonehead idea,” Graham said.
“All of a sudden we have a commission to change the structure of the Supreme Court. Making D.C. a state … I think that’s a very radical idea that will change the makeup of the United States Senate.”
Graham referenced a Fox News poll measuring Biden’s rate of approval, which stands at 54 percent. These numbers are lower than predecessors Obama and Bush but higher than Trump’s.
“I like Joe Biden, but I’m in the 43 percent,” he said.
‘Out of control’ border
During his first 100 days in office, Biden has received positive marks on polls due to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his efforts to push the economy forward.
However, the president has faced criticism over his handling of the Mexican border, where he’s reversed some Trump-era immigration policies that Democrats decried.
“He’s been a disaster on foreign policy,” Graham said. “The border is in chaos. The Iranians are off the mat. He’s opening up negotiations with the Iranian regime that they haven’t done a damn to change. Afghanistan is going to fall apart. Russia and China are … already pushing him around.”