There remains little doubt that the United States Senate will soon undergo an impeachment trial following Democrats’ investigation into President Trump’s alleged abuse of power concerning the flow of military aid to Ukraine. As Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham readies for what is likely to be a bitter partisan showdown, the fierce Trump ally is confident the Democrats’ goal of removing the president from office will ultimately fail.
Speaking with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Senator Graham did not mince words as he laid out his plans for the likely trial: “Here’s what I’m going to do with the trial: I’m going to try to get it over as quickly as possible, listen to the House case — let them present their case. If there’s nothing new and dramatic,” Graham continued, “I would be ready to vote, and we can do all this other stuff in congressional oversight.”
Barring any unforeseen developments, the South Carolina senator then advised President Trump to forego any temptation to draw out the trial, and instead opt for a quick acquittal. “[Trump] may want to call Schiff. He may want to call Hunter Biden. He may want to call Joe Biden. “But,” Graham insisted, “here’s my advice to the president: if the Senate is ready to vote and acquit you, you should celebrate that.”
During the interview, Graham seemed less concerned with the outcome of the likely senate trial than he was about the lasting ramifications of Democrats’ impeachment effort. Trump’s senate ally blasted the opposition as engaging in a “joke of a process” that is “dangerous to the country.” Graham warned: “You don’t want to create a situation where an anonymous person can start impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States,” arguing that anonymous tips are not even sufficient enough to convict an American citizen of a parking violation.
In what may come as something of a shock to his Republican supporters, the Senate Judiciary Chairman said he had no intention of turning the senate into a “circus” by subpoenaing Congressman Adam Schiff.
‘I’m not going to participate in things I think will destroy the country,’ Graham declared.
Written by Red Blue Divide editorial staff.