Graham: ‘Not One' Republican Voted To Remove Trump Because ‘He Did Nothing Wrong'
South Carolina Senator says no Senate Republicans voted to remove President
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham revealed there was “not one vote” among Senate Republicans to remove President Donald Trump from office “because he did nothing wrong.”
“You have to accept that President Trump is president,” Graham said, addressing House Democrats.
“That’s the problem.
"They don’t accept that President Trump won the election, and America hates a sore loser as much as any country on the planet," he continued.
"This is an unfair process being driven by sore losers, and there is not one vote in the United States Senate to impeach President Trump based on this phone call because he did nothing wrong.”
Graham then corrected himself, saying he meant “among Republicans” in the Senate.
Hannity then asked how Democrats would behave “if it was Vice President Trump and Don Jr.” before giving a list of several people he would like to see testify, inclduing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Hunter Biden.
“Can you call them before your committee?” he asked.
Graham noted, “constitutional separations” that would prevent Schiff from being interviewed.
But he concluded that the Bidens should be investigated by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, due to the issue being about "foreign aid.”
Why are people that I never even heard of testifying about the call. Just READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPEACHMENT HOAX IS OVER! Ukrain said NO PRESSURE. https://t.co/VYmW8bYcgS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
“The president’s denied right to counsel and Republicans can’t call witnesses without Schiff agreeing, so this whole thing is a sham,” Graham said of the inquiry.
Last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul blasted Graham for “total inaction” on using his Senate power to find answers on impeachment.
On Tuesday, Trump slammed the Democrats' "impeachment hoax" led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam "Shifty Schiff" (D-CA), describing the inquiry as "a disgrace."
Trump also criticized the reasoning behind the impeachment inquiry - his phone conversation with Ukraine's Presdient Zelensky - uring people to just "read the transcript" and see he did nothing wrong.
In a series of Tuesday tweets, the president shredded the push to impeach him, dismissing recent developments as “made up garbage.”
“Where’s the Whistleblower? Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage by Shifty Schiff and the Never Trumpers!” President Trump wrote on Twitter.