Interview: Lindsay Graham's double standard on local control

George Ajjan, an international political strategist, told Newsweek that Graham's public pleas will have little effect on Trump's case. "Unfortunately for Republicans, the tempest in a teapot surrounding Bragg's indictment of the former president exposes the extent to which conservative ideology continues to take a back seat to Trump's personal considerations," Ajjan said. "Conservatives rightfully cite the 9th and 10th Amendments as a means of preventing big city liberals from ramming a woke agenda down the throats of their kids. But the inverse also applies — Manhattanites elected their own district attorney without the input of red states." He added, "Lindsay Graham ought to wipe away his tears and move to New York to run against Bragg to avenge Trump, but until then, it's put up or shut up."