In a surprising reversal, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has withheld his support from the Republican party’s push for an investigation into Hunter Biden. This is in stark contrast to Graham’s long history of smearing Joe Biden and attempting to discredit him both in the press and in Congress.
Although Republicans have been clamoring for an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing related to Hunter Biden’s business dealings, it appears that Senator Graham has come to the realization that such an investigation would not be fruitful. In fact, he recently announced that he was “shocked” if there was anything to the matter.
This unexpected reversal could have wide-reaching implications for the 2020 election. With one of the most prominent Republican senators declining to support the GOP’s investigation into Hunter Biden, other members of his party may soon follow suit. This could effectively derail any attempts by Republicans to use this “scandal” as a campaign issue against Joe Biden during the upcoming election cycle.
It is unclear what made Senator Graham change his tune on this matter so suddenly, but it could be indicative of a deep divide within the GOP over how aggressively they should pursue attacks against Joe Biden and his son leading up to November 3rd. The Trump campaign has already indicated that they will continue with their attacks against Hunter Biden regardless of Senator Graham’s stance, but this latest development still represents a significant setback for their agenda.
At this point in time, it is difficult to predict what will happen next in this saga, but one thing is certain – Lindsey Graham’s unexpected reversal stands as a clear sign that even some prominent Republicans are beginning to move away from using unfounded allegations against Joe Biden as a political tactic ahead of Election Day 2020.