Graham: Impeachment Only Ends When Americans 'Reelect Trump and Fire Nancy Pelosi'
Republican senator says GOP must take back the House from Democrats
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said that the Democrats' impeachment campaign against the president "will only end when the American people reelect Donald Trump in November and fire Nancy Pelosi."
The Republican senator made the comments during an appearance on Fox News Channel on Sunday.
Graham acknowledged that although this current round impeachment may come to an end soon, Democrats will keep pushing to impeach Presdient Trump for as long as they control the House.
The South Carolina lawmaker cited hints from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and comments from Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) as a signal there would be more impeachment efforts to come.
According to Graham, the only way to end the anti-Trump cycle is for Republicans to regain the majority to take back in the House of Representatives.
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“It will only end when the American people reelect Donald Trump in November and fire Nancy Pelosi and Tlaib for being in charge of the House,” Graham declared.
“If you want to exonerate the president, American people, and you want to deter future impeachments like this, make sure President Trump gets reelected.
"And let’s fire Nancy Pelosi.”
“And what happened to the Nancy Pelosi that was thoughtful, prayerful, said impeachment could only be done bipartisan?” Sen. Graham continued.
“Tlaib and these people took over the Democratic Party.
"And Chuck Schumer is having AOC breathing down his neck in terms of a Democratic primary.
"Chuck Schumer is scared to death to lose his job to AOC.
"And that’s why this debacle continued in the Senate.”
Meanwhile, Republicans appear to be already planning for the eventual power shift in the House.
Last week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) declared that his one-time rival Kevin McCarthy will replace Nancy Pelosi as speaker when the GOP flips the House and takes it back from the Democrats.
“I think everyone understands that if we take [the House] back, Kevin is going to be the speaker,” Jordan told The Hill this week as he backed McCarthy for GOP leader.
"The president’s been clear about that."
Jim Jordan once ran against McCarthy for GOP leader himself, losing in a 159-43 vote, but the pair has since emerged as powerful allies to President Trump.
Jordan, currently the ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, is making it clear he’d like to jump to the top Republican spot on the House Judiciary Committee.
“I would love that opportunity, but that’s up to the leader and the steering committee.” Jordan acknowledged.