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

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham19 House Democrats call on Capitol physician to mandate vaccines The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Simone wins bronze with altered beam routine The job of shielding journalists is not finished MORE (R-S.C.) said "it's not personal" on Tuesday when asked about President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden nominates Mark Brzezinski to be U.S. ambassador to Poland 10 dead after overloaded van crashes in south Texas Majority of New York state Assembly support beginning process to impeach Cuomo: AP 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 BarrThe job of shielding journalists is not finished Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote 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."