In 2015, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-NC) was clear on how he felt about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
"He's a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot," Graham said. "He doesn't represent my party. He doesn't represents the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for."
Graham was also a close friend of the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ), whom now-President Donald Trump continues to loathe.
But in 2019, Graham is now one of Trump's most unwavering allies. He demonstrated that most recently in an interview with Fox & Friends while defending Trump's racist tweets, in which he told four minority congresswomen to "go back" to their countries (all are American).
Lindsey Graham is now an openly proud racist, fascist, and propagandist. https://t.co/HjGrLTClXR— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽 (@Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽) 1563204245.0
It wasn't long until The View's Meghan McCain—Senator McCain's daughter, who once described Graham as an uncle to her—slammed his defense of Trump's "old, racist dog whistles" in no uncertain terms.
.@MeghanMcCain slams the “cowardice” of the GOP for not speaking out against Pres. Trump’s tweets on the Democratic… https://t.co/vQZjUgLA3Y— The View (@The View) 1563209235.0
She also criticized her own party for its silence on Trump's incendiary comments.
"The cowardice I'm seeing, Republicans not speaking out and saying it today is embarrassing," the conservative McCain said. "It's deeply cowardly."
"Whatever's happening to Lindsey, this is not the person I used to know."
People on both sides of the aisle agreed.
@TheView @MeghanMcCain I do not usually agree with @MeghanMcCain; however, she is absolutely right about these twee… https://t.co/adONu38xWW— ND4ME (@ND4ME) 1563211011.0
@TheView @MeghanMcCain Telling American citizens to go back from where they came from It's shameful Just because yo… https://t.co/QPNCsyopxn— looktotherose (@looktotherose) 1563211483.0
@TheView @MeghanMcCain I've thought of your father several time recently. Often wondering what he'd say to Lindsey.… https://t.co/G9dvrZjCVH— Elaine (@Elaine) 1563210247.0
@TheView @MeghanMcCain Finally! Something I can agree with Meghan on!— Sandy🇵🇷🇩🇪 (@Sandy🇵🇷🇩🇪) 1563209479.0
@TheView @MeghanMcCain I can't believe it, but I wholeheartedly AGREE with Meghan McCain — and I do give her credit… https://t.co/hu3MyttrV8— Boy Culture Blog (@Boy Culture Blog) 1563212319.0
@TheView @MeghanMcCain Meghan gets a lot of flack for her views and her temper tantrums, but I do commend her for s… https://t.co/hrbYxGKKRc— kmmm005 (@kmmm005) 1563210502.0
Let's hope other Conservatives follow McCain's lead.