Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), predicts “the demise of the Democratic Party” is underway as voters head for the polls in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on super Tuesday, Feb. 12.
“The president’s in a spot where he really can’t lose as this plays out,” Graham said on Tuesday on “America’s Newsroom.” Graham predicted, “[Former Vice President Joe] Biden’s going to win South Carolina, you’re going to have three different winners in the first three states.”
“On Super Tuesday, I think [billionaire and former New York City mayor Mike] Bloomberg is going to make a real dent. He’s going to make a real presence,” he continued. “You’re going to go to this convention with Biden basically collapsed. Somebody’s going to fill that lane, it’s not going to be [Democratic Sen.] Amy Klobuchar, it’s going to be Bloomberg.”
Graham said when the 2020 Democratic National Convention is held in July, “if you can’t find a nomination on the first round of voting, the Democratic Party as we know it is going to completely implode.”
After the first round of voting, unless a nomination is decided, “It’s going to help President Trump get re-elected,” said the senator. “You’re seeing the demise of the Democratic Party that your grandfather and grandmother knew and we’ll see how that affects America,” he added.
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is at present leading in the last public opinion polls, the senator is making his second straight run for the presidency, and crowds have turned out in big numbers in his last few rallies. The Morning Consult poll released Tuesday shows Sanders is leading Biden, 25 percent to 22 percent. This is a big drop for Biden from late December when he was polling at 32 percent. This is the first time Biden has dropped in the Morning Consult poll to lose his lead.
The poll also has Michael Bloomberg (D) as the third candidate.
When Graham was asked why he thought Klobuchar couldn’t replace Biden, he said, “This is socialism versus liberalism,” he continued. “Amy is a nice person, but at the end of the day, she’s not going to be able to compete with Bloomberg. He’s got just too much money.”
“She doesn’t have the juice,” he added.