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Sen. Lindsey Graham says he was stating the obvious with Trump riots claim

  • U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Saturday defended saying there would be "riots in the streets" if former President Donald Trump was prosecuted for mishandling classified information.
  • He said he was stating "the obvious" but condemned the violence seen during the Capitol riot last year.
  • Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close ally of Trump, said a 2024 comeback for the former president would be "one of the greatest political comebacks" in American history.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on August 05, 2022 in Washington, DC.Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Saturday defended suggesting there would be "riots in the streets" if former President Donald Trump was prosecuted for mishandling classified information, saying he condemned the violence seen during the Capitol riot last year.

"What I tried to do was state the obvious," Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close ally of Trump, told CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy.

"Here's what I said, The raid on [former] President Trump's home, the likely nominee for 2024, better bear some fruit here," he added. "If it's just about mishandling classified information, we've had a standard set when it came to Hillary Clinton."

"Our country, the people on our side, believe that when it comes to the justice system, there are no rules regarding Trump, [it's a case of] 'get him, it doesn't matter how you get him,' so I said that if it's similar to what happened to Clinton and he gets prosecuted, it'll be one of the most disruptive events in America," Graham said.

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