Graham Says If You Think Spending Bill Is Bad, Wait Until Democrats Win Georgia

( Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has a stern warning for Americans: If you think the spending bill is bad, just wait to see what will happen if Democrats win both of the Georgia Senate seats.

On Tuesday, Graham, the South Carolina senator who’s the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke with “Fox & Friends” about the spending bill and coronavirus relief package Congress passed on Monday.

One point Graham was sure to make is the spending could get a lot worse if Democrats are able to win both Georgia runoff elections for the Senate that are to take place next month. If that happens, there would be a 50-50 tie in the Senate between the two parties. Democrats, though, would effectively have a majority, as the vice president breaks all tie votes in the Senate.

Graham explained:

“The bottom line is they wanted $3 trillion for the pandemic last year. We wound up with $900 billion. You could’ve gotten this package in July. Mitch McConnell is right about that. They refused to even talk to us before the election because they thought a relief package would help President Trump.

“If you think this bill is bad, lose Georgia and see what happens. One point, I think $4 trillion is to find the government. Pete’s not with you, but $680 billion of this goes to the military.”

Graham was referencing the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer came out and said recently that they weren’t too keen on negotiating with Republicans on the next coronavirus stimulus bill before the election. They said it was a bit of politics they were playing.

So, if you’re a struggling family and/or business owner in America who desperately needs the help that this stimulus bill is going to provide you, you have Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the Democratic leadership to blame for it taking so long to get to you.

Graham didn’t think all of the economic stimulus package was bad, though. He said:

“I think the COVID package in the sense that it is targeted. If you’re a family of four, you’ll get $2,400 out there. If you’re able to lose your small business, you can get another round of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans. And there’s $38 billion to get the vaccine to a place near you so you can actually take it.”

He concluded with a breakdown of where things stand now, and issued a plea to Georgians. He said:

“So, this is sausage making, but the Democrats have a say. The run the House. And if they ever get the House, the Senate and the White House, it will be a financial disaster for this country. So, vote in Georgia.”

The two Georgia runoff races pit two Republican incumbents (David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler) against two Democratic challengers (Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock). The runoff elections are set to take place on Tuesday, January 5.