Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News Sean Hannity that he believes that there will be a “stampede” in the House of Representatives to try and impeach President Donald Trump because he doesn’t believe that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in charge of her representatives.
Graham said that Democrats will try to use the special counsel report or anything else that they can get their hands on to push for impeachment.
“The radical left is in charge. So, I will expect that there will be impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and the Mueller report to me is vindication of President Trump,” he said, adding while he “hates” that the president will be forced to go through process, he believes the end result will be Trump’s re-election in 2020.
“Nancy Pelosi is not in charge of the Democratic Party— the radical left is in charge, so I expect there will be impeachment proceedings against President @realDonaldTrump and the Mueller Report to me is vindication of President Trump.” –@LindseyGrahamSC pic.twitter.com/3TrIcV0B1N
— GOP (@GOP) April 24, 2019
While representatives such as California Democrat Maxine Waters have been pushing for impeachment, Pelosi appears to be trying to calm down fellow Democrats with the assurance that there isn’t enough problematic or actionable information in the special counsel report to begin impeachment proceedings.
While speaking at the Time 100 Summit, Pelosi again reminded her party of the same message she delivered just days ago, that the caucus isn’t ready yet.
“I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country. But if the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice. But we’re not there yet,” Pelosi said, according to The Hill.
“It may be a place that the facts take us. We shouldn’t impeach for a political reason, and we shouldn’t not impeach for a political reason,” Pelosi added.
While talk of impeachment has grown over the past months, according to Pelosi, the actual support for ousting the president has likely not. When asked if impeachment was gathering supporters Pelosi answered:
“You would think so, [given] how it’s amplified. I don’t think it’s a growing number.”
“Some people are more eager for impeachment. Many more [are] eager to just follow the investigation,” Pelosi said.