Graham responds to 'clueless' Biden: 'It's not personal'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Georgia DA investigating Trump taps racketeering expert for probe: report MORE (R-S.C.) said "it's not personal" on Tuesday when asked about President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE's remarks that Graham was a “personal disappointment” to him.

Graham made the statement while appearing on “Fox & Friends” to speak about the recently passed $2.3 trillion spending bill and the federal investigation on the business dealings of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, in Ukraine.

On Friday, Biden said Graham's criticism of him and his son Hunter Biden was was a "personal disappointment” due to their previous friendship.


During the Tuesday interview, host Katie Pavlich raised the issue, noting that outgoing Attorney General William BarrBill BarrPolitics in the Department of Justice can be a good thing Majority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case MORE has said he does not think a special counsel is needed for a probe into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, a stance Graham disagreed with.

"I like Joe Biden and I like Jill. This is not easy. Hunter Biden's had all kinds of problems." said Graham. "What happened here is that Hunter Biden took advantages of his position of being the vice president's son. I'm disappointed that Joe Biden let this happen. He obviously is pretty much clueless."

He added, "It's not personal and it breaks my heart that this happened, but I'm hell-bent on making sure we live in a country where everybody gets looked at when there's a reason."

Graham had considered Biden a close friend in the Capitol in the past, once saying Biden was "the nicest person I think I’ve ever met in politics."