Comedian Chelsea Handler went after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday, alleging that the Republican is secretly gay and is being blackmailed by President Trump.
Handler’s homophobic remarks were triggered by Graham’s comments during a televised meeting on Tuesday between Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss legislation for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Handler, who claims to be a champion of LGBT rights, suggested that Trump has compromising information on Graham.
“Holy, f**k f**k. I just the video of trumps bipartisan ‘meeting’ yesterday,” she tweeted. “Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of dick sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?”
Holy, fuck fuck. I just the video of trumps bipartisan “meeting” yesterday. Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of dick sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 11, 2018
Once one of Trump’s harshest Republican critics, Graham has started praising Trump in recent months. The pair have also golfed together at Trump’s golf clubs.
Liberal outrage at Graham reached its peak last week after he co-signed a letter with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley calling on the FBI to investigate Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Trump dossier. He was accused of trying to distract from allegations that Trump colluded with Russians in the 2016 campaign.
“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Graham if he made the referral on Steele in hopes of getting a cabinet position in the Trump administration.
“No,” Graham responded.
Graham’s flip-flop on Trump has also resurrected rumor-mongering over his sexual orientation. Gay rumors have long followed Graham, a lifelong bachelor with no children.
He addressed those rumors in a 2010 New York Times profile saying that, “I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men…but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.”