- Senator Lindsey Graham takes credit for dissuading Trump from holding a press conference on January 6.
- Trump was originally scheduled to host an event in Mar-a-Lago on the anniversary of the Capitol Riot.
- Graham said he told Trump “there might be some danger in holding a press conference.”
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham takes credit for dissuading Trump from holding a press conference on January 6, the anniversary of the Capitol uprising.
In an interview with Axios on Tuesday night, Graham said he was one of several people, including Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who encouraged Trump to suppress the event.
Trump had announced in December that he was planning to hold an event on January 6 to talk about how “the insurgency took place on November 3”. The former president continues to insist that the January 6 uprising was a “totally unarmed demonstration against rigged elections.”
Graham, according to Axios, regularly plays golf with Trump and spoke to Trump about the cancellation of the press conference during a game this weekend.
When Trump referred to the now canceled press conference, Graham said he told the president “there might be some danger in holding a press conference” and that it was “better to focus on the electoral reform, “according to Axios.
House and Senate leaders ‘quietly relieved’ after Trump posted a statement on Twitter on Tuesday through spokesperson Liz Harrington, canceling the event of January 6.
In his statement on Tuesday, Trump blamed the abrupt cancellation of the event – originally scheduled at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. – on “the Committee’s total bias and dishonesty. selected Jan. 6 Democrats, two failed Republicans and Fake News Media. ”
According to Trump’s statement, the former president is now planning to speak on January 6 at a rally scheduled for January 15 in Arizona. It will be Trump’s first rally in 2022.