Trump Criticizes Graham Over Abortion Statement

Former President Donald Trump sharply criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) after Graham disagreed with his decision regarding limitations on abortion restrictions. The former president’s comments also drew significant criticism from former Vice President Mike Pence.

The former president said in a statement that individual states should make the decisions regarding abortion policy.

“Many states will be different. Many states will have a different number of weeks… at the end of the day it is all about the will of the people,” Trump said.

“Senator Lindsey Graham should spend more time focusing on all of the many people being killed because of our now non-existent Border, and the millions of people dying in senseless, never-ending Wars that he constantly favors and promotes, and should spend less time on taking away our Great Roe v. Wade Victory of sending a complicated and controversial Issue back to the States where, according to Highly Respected Legal Scholars on both sides, it belongs,” wrote the former president.

He further wrote that Democrats were “thrilled with Lindsey” because they wanted to keep it a political issue as long as possible.

The former president separately wrote that Graham would not still be in office without his endorsement.

“I respectfully disagree with President Trump’s statement that abortion is a states’ rights issue,” Graham had written on social media. “Dobbs does not require that conclusion legally and the pro-life movement has always been about the wellbeing of the unborn child – not geography.”

Pence wrote on social media that Trump’s statement represented a “retreat on the right to Life.”

The former vice president called Trump’s statement a “slap in the face to the millions of pro-life Americans who voted for him in 2016 and 2020.”

“By nominating and standing by the confirmation of conservative justices, the Trump-Pence Administration helped send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history where it belongs and gave the pro-life movement the opportunity to compassionately support women and unborn children,” he said.