Much to his own dismay, Sen. Lindsey Graham told Charlie Rose of CBS News that Republicans may have to throw their full support to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz if they were to have any chance of denying Donald Trump the Republican nomination for president.
This is especially notable due to Graham's well-known disdain for Cruz.
"Ted Cruz is not my favorite by any means," Graham said in a CBS interview. "But we may be in a position where we have to rally around Ted Cruz as the only way to stop Donald Trump."
Graham, who not too long ago was running against Cruz and Trump for the GOP presidential nomination, said it's still a long shot that Cruz could beat Trump. And the Texas senator isn't exactly the most likable Republican in town.
Whether Cruz or Rubio is able to pick up fresh momentum, Graham said he's preparing for the worst: for Trump to win the GOP presidential nomination, and then to face off with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
"Senator, you seem to be saying that Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump," said CBS host Charlie Rose.
"No, I'm not [seeming] to say that. I am saying that," Graham said with a weak laugh. "Like a drum."