Courtesy of Salon:

After remarking on how Clinton had close relationships with many Republican senators prior to her run for president in 2016 which soured during her campaign, radio host Howard Stern asked the first woman to appear at the top of a major party ticket about Graham.

Clinton began by noting that the South Carolina senator was once “good company. He was funny. He was self-deprecating.”

She added, “He also believed in climate change back in those days.”

After Stern expressed incredulity, Clinton added: “He was concerned about the future, absolutely. I saw him as somebody who, you know, had been working to try to figure out what he believed and how he could do things.”

When asked if Graham had sold his soul to the devil, Clinton replied that she was unsure. Nonetheless, she conceded that Stern had asked “a fair question.”

“What I don’t understand is how [Graham] went from being the friend and the real confidant of the Maverick — John McCain — who, you know, I didn’t agree with politically, but I found him to be a man of integrity, a man of real strength of conviction,” she added.

After commenting on how in 2006 Graham wrote a tribute to Hillary Clinton for Time magazine, Clinton concluded by asking, “It’s like he had a brain snatch, you know?”

I like to keep myself grounded in the facts when attempting to understand bizarre phenomena, but I have to admit that a “brain snatch” is as viable of an opinion concerning Lindsey Graham’s behavior as any I have heard.  

I mean I typically go with the blackmail theory, but exactly how bad was the thing that they have over Lindsey Graham that would convince him to shred his legacy like this?