Lindsey Graham attempted to raise funds for Donald Trump shortly after the former president was impeached.
Graham urged Fox News viewers to donate to Trump and “give the man some money” to help fight the case.
During the interview, Graham also said the New York charges against Trump were “legal voodoo.”
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was trying to raise money for former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign just hours after he was indicted by a New York grand jury on Thursday.
“But you have to help this man, Donald J. Trump, they’re trying to dry him up. He’s spent more money on lawyers than most people spend on campaigns,” Graham said. a longtime Trump allyin an interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.
Graham urged viewers to visit Trump’s fundraising page three times.
“DonaldJTrump.com, go tonight, give the President some money to fight this bullshit,” Graham said, urging Conservatives to “fight back at the ballot box.”
“If you think Donald Trump is being treated badly and wrongly, stand up and help him and pray for our country, pray for him. Go to DonaldJTrump.com and give money so he can defend himself,” Graham later said.
“Give the man some money so he can fight,” Graham added on a third occasion, again mentioning Trump’s website.
In the interview, Graham joined tough GOP figures in busting Trump’s charges linked to an election night 2016 hush money payment to a porn star Stormy Daniels.
The senator called the case “legal voodoo” and “political persecution” that “will come under judicial review like a cheap lawsuit.” Graham also cast doubt on the testimony of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer. Cohen previously admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 election to prevent her from saying that she had an affair with Trump in 2006.
Trump was indicted by a New York grand jury on Thursday.
Trump is no stranger to raising funds for his legal troubles
The impeachment comes as the former president runs for the White House in 2024.
Trump’s campaign also has a history of aggressively soliciting donations whenever he does confronted with legal difficulties. After Trump falsely predicted he would be arrested on March 14, the Trump campaign was pumped multiple donation emails request contributions. So Trump fans sent the ex-president $1.5 million In three days.
The release of his indictment has sparked a tidal wave of fundraising messages from other politicians on both sides of the aisle. The New York Times reported.
Trump’s campaign jumped into the action by unveiling a white T-shirt that read “I stand with Trump” on Thursday night. The shirt was advertised in an email to supporters seen by Insider as a reward for donating $47 to Trump’s campaign “by midnight tonight.”
Other GOP figures, such as Missouri Senator Josh Hawley and the National Republican Congressional Committee, are also cashing in on the prosecution, according to The Times. The Democratic Governors Association and several Democrat PACs have sent out their own fundraising requests since Trump’s impeachment, The Times reported.
A rep for Graham did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, which was sent outside of regular business hours.
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