But that puts an even bigger emphasis on the race to replace Burr and the Trump-aligned bona fides of any of the GOP candidates. That field could even include a Trump family member: the former President’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.
Graham called the former President’s daughter-in-law an “almost certain nominee if she runs” for the North Carolina US Senate seat.
He even (basically) pledged his support: “I certainly would be behind her. I think she represents the future of the Republican Party.”
There hadn’t been much noise about her potential bid since November, until Graham threw her name back in the mix this weekend.
The Point: Will there be a Trump on the ballot in 2022? Lindsey Graham certainly thinks so.