Sen. Lindsey Graham ripped the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry at the US Capitol Tuesday; saying the whistleblower statute was never meant to guarantee an individual’s anonymity.
“The whistleblower statute was never meant to give you anonymity. It was meant for you to come forward without being fired. You can’t use anonymity in a criminal process, you can’t use anonymity in a civil process. You shouldn’t able to,” said Graham.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The whistleblower statute was never meant to give you anonymity." pic.twitter.com/c4B8tHerBS
— The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2019
Senator Lindsey Graham stopped-by The Sean Hannity show last week to weigh-in on the Democrats’ latest push to legitimize their ongoing impeachment process; saying the current situation is “completely different than what happened to Clinton and Nixon.”
“At the end of the day, everything still is in the hands of the compromised leader of this witch hunt, which is Adam Schiff,” said Hannity.
“Yeah, you’re dead right,” fired-back Graham. “There’s never been an Intel Committee involved in impeachment for a reason. So, under this resolution, the Intel Committee is to lead the investigative committee.”
“It’s completely different than what happened to Clinton and Nixon. The goal of this thing is to try and legitimize an unfair process. This is a sham… Democrats who vote for this, you’re voting for a process that would destroy every President in the future,” he added.
Democratic members of the House of Representatives approved new legislation last Thursday that formalizes their impeachment inquiry against President Trump; passing the resolution along party lines.
The final vote was 232-196. Two Democrats voted against the investigation.
“The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!” posted Trump shortly after the vote.
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
“With today’s vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules,” said White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
Listen to Sen. Graham on The Sean Hannity Show above.
'ENOUGH': Lindsey Graham to Introduce Legislation Condemning Dems’ Impeachment Inquiry
Senate Republicans -led by Lindsey Graham- will introduce new legislation Thursday officially condemning House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
“The South Carolina Republican, a close ally of President Donald Trump, has attacked Democrats for their handling of the impeachment process. His resolution — backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — criticizes the House for its ‘closed-door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry,’” reports Politico.
“This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand,” Graham said this week. “I’ve got a resolution saying if you’re going to impeach the president give him the same rights that Richard Nixon had and that Bill Clinton had…what’s going on now is disgusting.”
“The Graham resolution could put pressure on Republicans who have appeared open to considering the evidence in the House impeachment inquiry. But even Republicans who have declined to offer predictions on how the inquiry might end have attacked Democrats for how they’ve handled impeachment,” adds Politico.
Graham exploded on the Democrats’ “sham” impeachment investigation Tuesday; telling reporters on Capitol Hill the whole process is completely “Un-American.”
“This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president, you would be all over me right now… This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.”
Read the full story at Politico.
GRAHAM ON FIRE: ‘The Salem Witch Trials Had More Due Process’ Than Ukraine Accusations
Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the Democrats’ latest push to impeach President Trump over the weekend; saying the Salem Witch Trials had more “due process” than the recent Ukraine controversy.
“The whistleblower said, ‘I have no direct knowledge. White House officials told me this. They told me about a phone call.’ There’s a disconnect. Who are these people and what are they up to? The Salem Witch Trials had more due process than this,” said Graham.
"The Salem witch trials had more due process than this" – @LindseyGrahamSC
In the eyes of Democrats and the media, @realDonaldTrump has been guilty since Nov. 9, 2016. His crime? Winning the election
They've been trying to undo that ever since. Total witch hunt! pic.twitter.com/Qp9VW2oD4d
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) September 29, 2019
Graham’s comments echo similar statements he made last week, demanding the identity of those who leaked internal White House conversations to the whistleblower.
“It is imperative we find out which White House official talked to the whistleblower and why. Why didn’t they lodge the complaint?” asked Graham on social media.
“As to the other matters in complaint: Clearly a coordinated effort to take second-hand information to create a narrative damaging to the President. When I think of whistleblower complaints I generally think of someone with first-hand knowledge of the events in question,” he added.
It is imperative we find out which White House official talked to the whistleblower and why.
Why didn’t they lodge the complaint?
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 26, 2019
As to the House of Representatives:
If you believe this complaint has put the public in grave danger, don’t you have an obligation to vote to launch an impeachment inquiry?
Americans deserve to see where you stand and evaluate your judgement.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 26, 2019
“As to the House of Representatives: If you believe this complaint has put the public in grave danger, don’t you have an obligation to vote to launch an impeachment inquiry? Americans deserve to see where you stand and evaluate your judgement,” posted Graham.