Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reiterated his belief that his Republican colleagues in the Senate should not embrace what he considers “an unconstitutional impeachment” of President Trump.
Speaking with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning, Graham said Trump is facing a “scarlet letter” impeachment that’s driven by the “radical left” and called on President-elect Joe Biden and the GOP to put a stop to it. The biggest risk of following through, Graham argued, is the destruction of the Republican Party. If the party “wants to move forward, President Trump’s gonna be the most important voice … for a long time.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC: “What good comes from impeaching Donald Trump after he leaves office? …
If we embrace an unconstitutional impeachment of Donald Trump after he’s out of office, it will destroy the [GOP].” pic.twitter.com/U9fMDowjnW
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 17, 2021
That said, Graham did issue a warning for Trump, as well. When asked about the possibility of the president pardoning people involved in the deadly siege of the United States Capitol — the impetus for Trump’s impeachment — Graham said he hopes “we don’t go down that road” because it “would destroy” Trump.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says on Fox News that President Trump shouldn’t pardon anyone involved in the siege on the Capitol. “I think it would destroy President Trump and I hope we don’t go down that road.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 17, 2021