Ahead of the president’s actually commuting of Roger Stone, Graham noted his approval if Trump were to do so. McCaskill then took a swing at the South Carolina senator, as she tweeted in response over the weekend, “You POS. You know the criminal justice system.”
“He didn’t plead guilty. He asked for a jury trial. A jury convicted him of 7 felonies,” she continued. “And you are lying, you know no one gets probation after that. But then, you are now entrenched with the liars.”
Equally important: Over time we learn how biased and corrupt Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller probes were.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 10, 2020
You POS. You know the criminal justice system. He didn’t plead guilty. He asked for a jury trial. A jury convicted him of 7 felonies. And you are lying, you know no one gets probation after that. But then, you are now entrenched with the liars. https://t.co/ooQ5QLAsk4— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) July 11, 2020
She came out swinging again during an MSNBC “Deadline: White House” interview on Monday evening.
McCaskill turned her attention to Graham after the panel spoke about Stone then the reported Russia bounties. She was then asked, “Are we learning that a Republican Congress can’t be trusted to look out for U.S. national security?”
The former Democratic senator then said, “Lindsey Graham would have been first in line calling out Putin for putting a bounty on American soldiers. He would have been pounding the podium in the Armed Services Committee, along with John McCain and Tom Cotton and the rest of them, get to the bottom of what Putin has done.”
“Not only does Lindsey Graham not do that, not only does he go silent and go get his golf clubs to meekly follow after Donald Trump on the golf course, he does even worse. He tries to justify what Trump did with Stone over the weekend. He knows better.”
She continued to note Stone was convicted on seven accounts, adding, “And the notion that Lindsey would actually say that really this was justified, he’s 70 years old and a first-time offender.”
McCaskill continued to express her disapproval of Graham, suggesting he is “a slug along with the slug in the White House.”
“Give me a break. Lindsey Graham should be so ashamed of himself. It is beyond belief that he has gone this low. He is down there in Slugville. He’s a slug along with the slug in the White House.”
Watch McCaskill’s comments below:
McCaskill on Lindsey Graham: Not only does he go silent and go get his golf clubs to meekly follow Donald Trump on the golf course, he does even worse. He tries to justify what Trump did with Stone… He’s a slug along with the slug in the White House pic.twitter.com/JY0ZfyFOIq— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) July 13, 2020
Trump commuted Stone on Friday ahead of Stone’s prison time scheduled for July 14 for three years and four months. He was convicted on seven accounts, for witness tampering, lying to Congress, and obstruction of a congressional investigation.
The commutation drew push back from top Democrats. However, the White House has defended the president’s decision, as White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called the commutation on Monday a “very important moment for justice in this country.”