People have long speculated that Donald Trump is blackmailing Lindsey Graham, and that’s why the antigay senator from South Carolina has been such a loyal lapdog to him.

While there’s no evidence to support the rumors, they’ve continued to swirl for years. And they just got kicked up about five notches by Steve Bannon.Related: Lindsey Graham is being a total drama queen againIn a recent episode of his War Room podcast, Bannon railed against Graham, calling him a “scumbag” and a “slimeball” for allegedly turning his back on Trump.Bannon was responding to remarks President Biden made when he said there are five Republican senators who privately told him they want to support his agenda but can’t do so out of fear of being primaried by pro-Trump candidates.“The five traitors–and this is the scumbags and slimeballs you have here in the nation’s capital– he got five Republican senators have told him they agree with what he’s doing,” Bannon raged. “They agree with what he’s doing and they would vote and support him, but they’re afraid of, wait for it, the War Room Posse.”“Have enough guts to step up and tell us, Lindsey Graham, who you are.

We need you guys to step up to the plate, Lindsey Graham!”That certainly sounds… ominous.Newsweek reports:Graham has blasted Biden repeatedly during the first year of his presidency.