Lindsey Graham Told Cops They Should Have Shot Jan. 6 Trump Rioters in the Head

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told police officers he didn’t understand why they didn’t open fire on rioting Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to a new book.

“You guys should have shot them all in the head,” key Trump ally Graham reportedly told a group of law enforcement officials who responded to the violence on Jan. 6, 2021 in a meeting four months after the attack.

“We gave you guys guns, and you should have used them. I don’t understand why that didn’t happen,” Graham reportedly added.

Former D.C. Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who was badly beaten by Trump supporters on the day, recalled the exchange in his new book “Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul.” 

Politico shared excerpts on Friday. 

Fanone also recalled Graham warning he’d end a meeting with the bereaved mother of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the riot, “right now” if she continued to speak badly of Trump. Graham has not commented on the claims.

Fanone, a one-time Trump voter, has become a fierce critic of Republican hypocrisy over the riot and GOP attempts to downplay the violence. He resigned from the police last year and is now a contributor on law enforcement issues for CNN.

Graham routinely condemned Trump before his 2016 election victory but went on to become one of his staunchest supporters. After the riot, Graham said “enough is enough” and appeared to cut ties with Trump. But he’s since cozied back up to the former president.

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  1. Hey Lindsay, if you’re gonna talk and act like a jackass why don’t you join them and stop parading as a republican! You just couldn’t help yourself, just a stupid comment to make.
    I argued with Hugh Hewitt years ago about our Congress people not being the best and brightest. You just made yourself an example of that!

  2. Lindsey Graham is a RINO. He has no idea’s of his own, he says what the lobbyists, and others that pad his pockets tell him to say. The statement that the police should have killed anyone shows his ignorance. The people sitting in jail were not rioters, they were protesters. We have had plenty of rioters and they have destroyed cities, looted and burned businesses, and even killed people and Graham said nothing. I pray this is his last term in office. He has to go.

  3. I am 72 years old & watched the attack live while it was unfolding. I am still shocked & would not believe this event could possibly occur in our great country. I would only pray that something good comes from all of this pain, suffering & deaths from Mr. D.J.Trump. Justice should prevail for all those survivors & I pray it happens. Mr. D.J.Trump needs to go to the big boys prison with NO get out of jail free card, this time. He needs to pay for his insurrection, as well as all his OTHER crimes.

    1. I am 69 years old and think you you saw a protest similar to BLM and Antifa. Just because it was the capital makes zero difference. You hate Trump fine. I hate Biden but that wasn’t an insurrection my friend. Two Trump supporters are dead and those two murderers need to go to jail.

    2. Jenny, that wasn’t an insurrection. That was a kids birthday party. The REAL insurrection will happen one of these days and you better hold onto your panties then.I don’t know when it will happen, but that day will come as soon as the people are sick of the things that are going on and they’ve had enough. You can count on it.

  4. maybe someone should shoot lindsey graham since he wants to see people shot with no to fight back. fuck you graham.

  5. This guy needs voted out of office for saying something like that against ANY American. He’s going to flip out when the REAL insurrection happens. He won’t be able to handle it.

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