An unhinged mob of President Donald Trump supporters verbally harassed U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) through the halls of Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. on Friday after he declined to join the GOP effort to overturn the presidential election results.
Videos posted on social media of the incident showed what appeared to be about a dozen people yelling at Graham, calling him a “liar” and a “traitor” after he broke with Trump over the president’s baseless allegations of election fraud.
“One day they will not be able to walk down the street,” one woman in a Trump T-shirt can be seen saying. “It is today.”
A source sends this video of a group of Trump supporters today harassing Sen. Lindsey Graham at Reagan airport and loudly calling him a “traitor” after he publicly broke with Trump earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/XBF8K6DIUD
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) January 8, 2021
Police appeared to surround Graham and guide him through the airport while the Trump supporters continued hurling insults at him, demanding that he “audit the vote” and saying he “knew it was rigged.”
Here’s the video of how it startedpic.twitter.com/Im7nI2BcBm
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 8, 2021