While speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News Wednesday night after President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham railed against the proposals made by Biden during his speech, stating: “If I ever hear that Joe Biden’s a moderate again, I’m going to throw up. Because after tonight, he embraced socialism. He made Barack Obama look like Ronald Reagan.”
Hannity responded to Graham by saying: “If we confiscated the wealth of every rich person — which we’re getting pretty close to —we still wouldn’t balance the budget, would we?”
Graham concurred, saying that “what Joe Biden did tonight was introduce the largest power grab in American history as president of the United States, even more than FDR.”
Hannity suggested that Biden appeared weak, as Biden did not make reference to many of the power-grabbing proposals that the Democrat Party had embraced.
Hannity said: “He didn’t talk about court-packing; he didn’t talk about ending the legislative filibuster; he didn’t talk about DC statehood; he didn’t talk about what’s really radically going on in terms of the power grab, even though he said during the campaign, ‘I supported none of these things.’ I saw a weak Joe Biden tonight, a dull Joe Biden, not the guy that you knew years ago.”
Graham was not buying it. He said bluntly: “I saw a socialist tonight. I saw a socialist. What did he tell us? To save American families we’re going to grow the government. The bottom line now is ‘infrastructure’ is about climate change; it’s not about roads and bridges, and he talked about Russia and China in terms that were really unnerving to me.”
“Do you think, after listening to Joe Biden tonight, that anybody at the Kremlin is worried? Do you think the Chinese have any fear in them after hearing his speech tonight? It was incoherent on foreign policy. He talked about leaving Afghanistan as if there’s no consequence to leaving. He turned down sound military advice. This is the same Joe Biden that allowed ISIS to come back by leaving Iraq. You just wait and see what happens.”
Among several of Biden’s spending proposals was more free education. “Twelve years is no longer enough today to compete with the rest of the world in the 21st century. That’s why my American Families Plan guarantees four additional years of public education for every person in America, starting as early as we can,” the president said.
“Under the American Families plan, American families would have access to free and universal pre-K for three- and four-year-olds, while American adults and ‘DREAMers’ would have access to two years of tuition-free community college education,” the Daily Wire noted.
Graham also went after Biden earlier this week, suggesting the president’s first 100 days in office have been less than stellar. “Well, during the campaign, he made us all believe that Joe Biden would be the moderate choice, that he really — that court-packing was a bonehead idea. All of a sudden, we got a commission to change the structure of the Supreme Court, making DC a state. I think that’s a very radical idea that will change the makeup of the United States Senate,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday.
Graham criticized the more radical members of Congress, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, noting: “AOC said [Biden’s] first 100 days exceeded her expectations. That’s all you need to know.”