Senator John McCain's widow said the Republican Party is on the "brink" and will be forced to either "find its way or dissolve."
"It's just this bigger than life deal," Graham said about Trump. "He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know can make it. He can make it bigger, he can make it stronger, he can make it more diverse and he also could destroy it."
The Republican senator also said Trump had the power to make the party stronger and more diverse.
At the time Graham spoke, the Senate had been stalled for more than five hours over dueling amendments to expand unemployment benefits — which are due to expire on March 14.
"I don't mind looking at increasing the minimum wage in a responsible way," Graham said. "That will be easier for business and get us to where we want to go."
The Republican senator said the former president's false claims aren't a "winning storyline" and get "in the way of the future."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday urged critics of Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow the governor to "defend himself" against multiple allegations of sexual harassment, instead of "jumping to the conclusion" that Cuomo should resign.
"I actually like President Trump, he's been very nice to me," the South Carolina senator said. "This is his party."
"Republicans stuck by Trump no matter how bad he was for the party because they agreed with him," Meyers said in his Thursday night monologue.
The Republican senator from South Carolina said McConnell's condemnation of the former president did not reflect the GOP caucus.
In addition to being supported by Republican leaders, Lara Trump was also chosen as the preferred candidate among other possible Republican contenders in the 2022 race.
"I think you're going to see, over the next couple of months, Donald Trump lead the Republican Party on policy and give us the energy we need to take back the House and the Senate," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said during Fox News appearance on Monday.
Republican lawmakers have been making the trip to Florida to try to keep former President Donald Trump close after his unsuccessful reelection bid.
Republican senators want to schedule hearings for the Cuomo administration's alleged withholding of the number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.
"We don't have a snowball's chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump," Senator Lindsey Graham said Tuesday.
"Frankly, the most dangerous was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who took to the floor and essentially gave the Biden Justice Department cover to prosecute the president," GOP Florida Representative Matt Gaetz said.
"I think Senator McConnell's speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the backs of Republicans," the South Carolina senator said.
"We've opened Pandora's Box here, and I'm sad for the country," said the Republican senator from South Carolina on Sunday.
Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, a former television producer, has been heavily-linked with a Senate bid.
In Saturday Night Live's cold open, the Fox News host brought out a series of Trump allies to give their thoughts after the former president was acquitted in the Senate.
The South Carolina senator blamed media reports when changing his vote to call witnesses.
The South Carolina senator told reporters that Trump was key to the Republican's future, Politico reported.
Ted Cruz, one of the GOP senators, said that senators are not jurors, but the oath of impartiality that senators take before impeachment trials makes the issue sound confusing.
Lindsey Graham said Democrats' impeachment claims that Donald Trump had incited the crowd before the Capitol Building insurrection had "fallen apart."
"I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd," Graham said.
Senator Lindsey Graham spoke to Trump on Tuesday night and reminded him that 44 senators voted to dismiss the case.
The U.S. Senate will hear hours of testimony in the case to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, but many GOP senators already have made up their minds that they'll vote against a conviction.
"I thought I knew where it was going," Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters on Tuesday, "and I really didn't know where it was going."
Scott and Graham refused to object to the certification of President Joe Biden's win in the 2020 election.
"Impeachment is a political process," the Republican senator said Sunday. "I think this is a very bad idea."