Lindsey Graham Slams Dems Calling for Barr's Resignation: 'We Know Your Agenda!'
Democrats 'are doing a political hit job on him'
Sen. Lindsey Graham (D-S.C.) blasted Democrats calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign after the Department of Justice's recommendation of punishment against Roger Stone last week.
Speaking with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show Monday, Graham said:
"The thousand people who want Barr to resign are doing a political hit job on him."
The Senator then explain the entrancing request from prosecutors against Stone was excessive.
The demands for Barr to resign came from Democrats like Elizabeth Warren:
“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless Attorney General," Warren tweeted.
"Barr should resign or face impeachment."
“This is an abuse of power that the president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interest," Pelosi said.
“And the president is what he is. He thinks he’s above the law, he has no respect for the law, but where are the Republicans to speak out on this blatant violation of the rule of law?” she added.
Four prosecutors on the case stepped down in protest against the change in the sentencing suggestion.
Critics also claim Barr was acting according to the whim of the president.
"Bill Barr stepped in and stopped what I thought was an unjust sentence enhancement, and to the people who want Barr to resign, we know your agenda!" said Graham later in the interview.
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"You're not trying to uphold the rule of law, you're trying to take a good man down because you hate Trump," he concluded.
Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy shredded Democrats calling for Barr to resign as attorney general saying it was "the dumbest damn thing I have ever heard."
"I can tell you this: Bill Barr was aware of this recommendation before President Trump ever tweeted a single syllable, a single character," said Gowdy.
"So the notion that Barr was somehow motivated to move because of this tweet is just factually wrong."
"If a United States Senator really believes that the head of the Department of Justice cannot weigh in on what a proportional sentence is..." Gowdy trailed off, adding that "there are child pornographers, people who rob banks who do not get nine years."
"Let the judge decide; I think two or three years is about right."