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Sen. Graham: ‘Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected’

ByRay Rivera|January 6, 2021 at 11:07 PM EST - Updated January 7 at 9:28 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Sen. Lindsey Graham reiterated his opposition to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by telling Republican senators to “count” him out, saying that Biden and Kamala Harris were lawfully elected.

“All I can say is count me out,” Graham said Wednesday night on the Senate floor before senators voted overwhelmingly to turn aside a challenge to Biden’s victory in Arizona. “Enough is enough.”

He told senators that he had hoped and prayed that Joe Biden would lose.

Graham told senators that Biden won and was the legitimate president.

“I cannot convince people, certain groups, by my words but I will tell you by my actions that maybe I among any above all others in this body need to say this: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the president and the vice president of the United States on Jan. 20,” Graham said.

He said efforts by the GOP to overrule the people’s will was not going to work or a good idea.

“I just think it’s a uniquely bad idea to delay this election,” Graham said.

The objection to the results in Arizona -- spearheaded by Rep. Paul Gosar and Sen. Ted Cruz --was rejected 93-6 on Wednesday night.

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