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Lindsey Graham Jokes About Murdering Ted Cruz

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GOP Presidential Forum Held At Iowa State Fairgrounds
DES MOINES, IA - SEPTEMBER 19: Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 15th Annual Family Banquet and Presidential Forum held at the Iowa State fairgrounds on September 19, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Eight of the Republican candidates including Donald Trump are expected to attend the event. (Photo : Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Apparently, if Texas Governor Ted Cruz gets murdered within the premises of the Senate, the killer would not be convicted at all. Sounds crazy, right? Well, that's exactly what South Carolina Governor Lindsey Graham said Thursday while speaking at the Washington Press Club Foundation's 72nd Congressional Dinner.

We wish we were joking, or that the statements were somehow indirect, but they're not. Here are the words that came straight out of the horse's mouth.

"A good Republican would defend Ted Cruz after tonight. That ain't happening. If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you," Graham candidly said.

Of course, Graham's statements are poking fun at the fact that the Texas governor's reputation has not been that good on Capitol Hill. As shocking as the statements are, however, Graham's address also directed some very interesting and sharp statements to the other Republican candidates.

At some point in his address, Graham even stated that his party has gone completely off the rail. According to the South Carolina Governor, the lineup for this year's presidential elections is just worthy of a good roast.

"The most dishonest person in America is a woman who is about to be president. My party's gone bats**t crazy," he said, poking fun at Hillary Clinton's campaign and her ongoing email controversies.

Apart from Cruz and Clinton, other candidates who were mentioned in Graham's speech included Ohio Governor John Kasich, who recently commented on "women leaving their kitchens" and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who has exhibited a particularly frequent tendency to change his political positions.

Not all of Graham's remarks were directed at other candidates, however, as the South Carolina Governor also made it a point to poke fun at himself. After all, he was among the presidential hopefuls himself, before he officially dropped out of the race back in December.

"This is the largest number of people I've ever talked to during a Republican debate," he said, poking fun at the fact that when he was pursuing the presidency, he was only able to appear mostly at GOP undercard debates.

Still a Republican, however, Graham nonetheless stated that he would still be backing Donald Trump in the elections, though he stated that the billionaire was missing the mark on some aspects.

"I don't think he understands what makes America great," he said, referencing Trump's aggressive stance on a number of pertinent issues in the country.

One thing that really stood out in his address, however, was his comment about Ted Cruz. Such a statement carries a lot of weight, after all.

As of writing, Ted Cruz has not responded to the South Carolina Governor's statements.

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