Today, on Fox News Sunday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, just laid down the law to Democrats when it comes to witnesses during President Trump’s impeachment trial.
“If we call one witness, we’re gonna call all the witnesses. There’s not gonna be a process where the Democrats get their witnesses and the president gets shut out. I’m gonna be consistent. I’m going against calling the four witnesses requested by Senator Schumer, all covered by executive privilege, they’re part of the national security team of the president,” Graham said.
He added “They [the witnesses] could have been called in the house. They chose not to. Apparently they don’t need them to make the case. Hunter Biden and Joe Biden and the whistle blower, we can look at those allegation of misconduct outside of impeachment.”
“I want this trial to get over as quick as possible. I want the people of the United States to pick the next president, not a court of impeachment. I’d like to be spending my time working on prescription drugs and national security issues instead of this.”
Watch as Lindsey Graham lays down the law to Democrats regarding witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial:
Later on in the same interview Lindsey Graham discussed the unfairness of the process in the House of Representatives:
“You did not allow him [President Trump] to call any witnesses. He could not have a lawyer present during the house Intel committee. This has been a partisan railroad job. And you’re asking for fairness in the Senate? You violated every norm of what we do.”
“It took five years for Starr to look at Clinton. Mueller looked at Trump for almost two years. You took 48 days. So here’s what I would say. The sooner this is over, the better for the country.”
“We can get back to doing the business of the American people and do things that really matter to them. I have been very consistent. I have been supported Mueller. I trusted him to be fair. This has been a political hit job. This is political revenge. What they’re doing to the presidency is a danger to the institution itself.”
Graham then finished up by saying his goal is to be sure this unfair impeachment process never happens to another President:
“It would be nice to have a lawyer present. It would be nice to request witnesses. I guarantee you, he’ll [the President] get a better deal in the Senate than in the House. His hope is to go to the state of the union and talk about what he wants to do for 2020 and the next four years.”
He is comfortable with the idea that this is going to turn out well for him. He thinks it’s a threat to the presidency.”
“One thing he talks to me constantly about is, what does the next president do after this if this is successful? He does not want to legitimatize attack on the presidency. That’s my number one goal is to do this in a fashion that no house Republican or Democrat ever will do again what this House did.”
Author: Steve Straub
Source: The Federalist Papers: Senator Lindsey Graham Lays Down the Law to Democrats Regarding Witnesses, It’s Either All or None