“That would be very disturbing” – Graham says he could potentially support impeachment

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham reportedly said that he would be open to impeachment if President Donald Trump did indeed break the law and proof is shown that he asked for a quid pro quo of the Ukrainian president.

“Sure. I mean … show me something that … is a crime,” Graham said in an interview on “Axios on HBO” according to The New York Post in an interview that aired Sunday.

“If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo, outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing.”

Graham, who has been a longtime supporter of the president, has recently seemed to have a crack in his allegiance to Trump, regarding his decision on removing troops from northern Syria.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said early last week that she and Graham have agreed that there is a need for a bipartisan resolution that would overturn President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, and would add sanctions on Turkey.

“Pleased to have a conversation with Senator @LindseyGrahamSC this morning. Our first order of business was to agree that we must have a bipartisan, bicameral joint resolution to overturn the President’s dangerous decision in Syria immediately,” Pelosi said in several Monday late morning tweets about the phone call.

She added that Congress also “must put together the strongest bipartisan, bicameral sanctions package similar to the bipartisan bill the House is advancing.”

“As we find ourselves in a situation where the President gave a green light to the Turks to bomb and effectively unleashed ISIS, we must have a stronger sanctions package than what the White House is suggesting,” Pelosi said.

Senator Graham tweeted just hours before Pelosi, saying also saying that the pair had planned to work on a deal that would secure what they believed to be much-needed intervention to protect allies in the region.

“Just spoke with Speaker Pelosi regarding congressional action on Turkey’s incursion of Syria. Speaker supports bipartisan sanctions against Turkey’s outrages in Syria. She also believes we should show support for Kurdish allies and is concerned about the reemergence of ISIS.

“I will be working across party lines in a bicameral fashion to draft sanctions and move quickly, appreciating President Trump’s willingness to work with the Congress. The Speaker indicated to me that time was of the essence.”

This move on the part of Pelosi followed a previous bipartisan Wednesday deal, brokered by Graham, that he hoped would offer relief to the area:

“I am pleased to have reached a bipartisan agreement with Senator @ChrisVanHollen on severe sanctions against Turkey for their invasion of Syria,” Graham tweeted on Wednesday. “While the Administration refuses to act against Turkey, I expect strong bipartisan support.”

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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