Sen. Lindsey Graham unloaded on the House Impeachment Managers’ proposals this week; saying the Democrats are essentially trying to “destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it.”
“Some observations: It was a long day. I’ve been involved in two impeachment trials, I just want to say what the House Managers were proposing yesterday was basically to destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it,” said Sen. Graham.
“When it comes to Donald Trump, they are willing to destroy the institution of the office in the name of getting him. The Clinton impeachment was conducted by outside counsel, there’s none here,” he added.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "What the House managers were proposing… is basically to destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it." pic.twitter.com/CmaXBijvqi
— The Hill (@thehill) January 23, 2020
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FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Called Clinton Impeachment a ‘Partisan Lynching’ in 1998
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden apologized this week after footage surfaced of the former Vice President calling Bill Clinton’s impeachment a “partisan lynching” back in 1998.
“This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily,” posted Biden on social media.
This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily. https://t.co/mHfFC8HluZ
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2019
Democrats pounced on President Trump Tuesday after he referred to liberal lawmakers’ efforts to remove him from office a “lynching.”
Sen. Lindsey 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.”
President Trump spoke with Sean Hannity at the White House Monday afternoon; calling-out House Democrats’ for the veil of secrecy surrounding their latest impeachment inquiry and the Ukraine.
“We have tremendous support, we’ve got taxes, we’ve got regulations, the stock market. That’s in a fairly short period of time. We’re doing great, we’re beating everybody… We’ve done things that nobody else has done,” said the President.
“To me, ‘impeach’ is a very ugly word… To impeach over a letter like that. They don’t mention any of this anymore. What they’re doing now is something that’s never been done before. They don’t want the facts to come out. Republicans have no lawyers, we can’t question, we can’t do a thing,” he added.
GRAHAM ON FIRE: ‘This Whole Thing is a Joke, I Don’t Trust Schiff or Nadler to Find the Truth’ on Ukraine
Sen. Lindsey Graham continued to throw more cold-water on the Democrats’ never-ending impeachment fantasy this week; calling the entire exercise a “joke” and saying he can’t trust Adam Schiff or Jerrold Nadler to “find the truth” on Ukraine.
“I think it’s a bad day for the country. I think this whole thing is a joke. Mueller, I trusted. I don’t trust Schiff. I don’t trust Nadler to find the truth,” said Graham at the US Capitol.
“So, what happened? We had four law professors give their opinions for one day at the Judiciary Committee and Pelosi’s directing Articles of Impeachment to be drafted. That tells you all you need to know,” he added.
Watch Graham’s comments above.