Lindsay Graham Questions What Nancy Pelosi Knew Prior to The Capitol Riot
'What did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it?'
Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., has placed suspicion on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by questioning what she knew prior to the Capitol riot in January.
Graham noted that the Democrat's case for impeachment against Donald Trump is getting weaker by the day.
The Washington Post reported last month that before the Jan. 6 riot, the FBI office in Virginia issued a warning that extremists were making their way to Washington, D.C. for "war."
Pipe bombs were also discovered near the Capitol, according to reports.
But revelations seemingly contradict early claims that Trump's speech that day led to the unrest, Graham said.
"Here’s what I want to know: What did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it?" Graham said.
Graham also made it clear that those who broke into the Capitol should be punished.
The 'Not Guilty' vote is growing after today.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 11, 2021
I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd.
Impeachment manager from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Stacey Plaskett, accused Trump of "orchestrating" and "inviting" insurgents to the Capitol.
Plaskett also cited Trump's "stand back and stand by" comments to the Proud Boys in a Sept. 29 debate.
Graham said their argument is falling short due to declining support.
"The whole storyline, originally, was Trump created this with his speech," Graham said.
"Now we know that people had this on their mind before he spoke. So now they’re playing this bizarre game of trying to get Trump in on it before Jan. 6…This is why you don’t want to have snap impeachments."
Graham also blasted the Democrat impeachment managers' presentation as "offensive and absurd."
Graham said there were a number of assumptions Democrats had presented, which he said weakened their argument against President Trump.
The Senator described the proceedings as "beyond bizarre" and called Democrats' arguments "looney tunes."
"This is not evidence," Graham declared.
"I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House managers offensive and absurd."We all know what happened at the Capitol was terrible."
"I hope everybody involved that broke into the Capitol goes to jail," he asserted.