MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle appeared to give credence to a conspiracy theory involving GOP Senator Lindsey Graham.
According to Fox News:
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle implied on Tuesday without citing evidence that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is being blackmailed by President Trump.
Ruhle hosted a panel discussion about why Graham has pivoted from being a past critic of Trump to one of the president’s biggest allies in the Senate.
“It could be that Donald Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham,” Ruhle said before quickly ending the segment. “We’re gonna leave it there.”
Ruhle did not elaborate on her theory that Graham is being blackmailed by Trump or a member of his administration. Before the MSNBC host voiced her unproven theory, guest David Jolly pointed out that Graham called Trump a “racist, xenophobic bigot” before he was elected.
Graham is an outspoken defender of Trump who is now the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.