Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) softened his earlier stance on Saudi Arabia following what he described as a “very productive” meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his senior leadership team on April 12.
In a Twitter thread after the meeting, Graham said that “the opportunity to enhance the U.S.–Saudi relationship is real and the reforms going on in Saudi Arabia are equally real.”
The positive comments represent a significant shift in Graham’s views on the Saudi regime.
Previous Harsh Words
The South Carolina Republican previously criticized the kingdom in 2018 after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling the incident a “betrayal” and indicating that he would support sanctions against the Saudis….