“Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way,” Graham said on the Senate floor on the night of January 6, 2021. “Oh my God, I hate it. From my point of view, he’s been a consequential President, but today, first thing you’ll see. All I can say is count me out. Enough is enough.”
“As to yesterday, it breaks my heart, that my friend, a President of a consequence, were to allow yesterday to happen,” Graham said at a press conference. “And it will be a major part of his presidency. It was a self-inflicted wound. It was going too far.”
Graham declared that Trump was over, and acknowledged that Trump bore responsibility for the chaos at the Capitol.