Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night after President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham blasted the proposals Biden offered during his speech, snapping, “If I ever hear that Joe Biden’s a moderate again, I’m going to throw up.”
Hannity prompted Graham by pointing out, “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?”
“No,” Graham answered succinctly. “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 surmised that Biden looked weak, as Biden did not reference many of the power-grabbing proposals that the Democratic Party has embraced. Hannity said, “He didn’t talk about court-packing; he didn’t talk about ending the legislative filibuster; he didn’t talk about D.C. 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 wasn’t buying that. 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.”
Graham concluded, “The bottom line tonight: 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.”
Among 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,” he said.
“Under the American Families plan, American families would have access to free and universal pre-K for three- and four-year-olds, while Americans adults and ‘DREAMers’ would have access to two years of tuition-free community college education,” The Daily Wire noted.