Graham: Impeachment Trial In the Senate Will End "As Quickly As Possible"
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While joining Fox News show "Sunday Morning Futures," Senator Lindsey Graham announced that he would work to finish the impeachment trial in the Senate as quickly as possible,
“Here’s what I’m going to do with the trial: I’m going to try to get it over as quickly as possible, listen to the House case — let them present their case," Graham said. "If there’s nothing new and dramatic, I would be ready to vote, and we can do all this other stuff in congressional oversight.”
He continued, “I am saying that I’m going to end this as quickly as I can for the good of the country. When 51 of us say we’ve heard enough, the trial is going to end. The president’s going to be acquitted. He may want to call Schiff. He may want to call Hunter Biden. He may want to call Joe Biden. But here’s my advice to the president: if the Senate is ready to vote and acquit you, you should celebrate that. We can look at this other stuff outside of impeachment. Impeachment is tearing the country apart. I don’t want to give it any more credibility than it deserves.”
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Graham's comments come as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler continues with the bogus impeachment inquiry.
During an interview on Sunday with MSNBC host Chuck Todd, Nadler admitted that it would be hard to be President Trump in 2020 if he is acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial.
“Let me ask this, if he is acquitted, do you think we’ll have a fair election in 2020?” Todd asked.
Nadler replied, “I don’t know. The president, based on his past performs performance will do everything he can to make it not a fair election, and that is part of what gives us urgency to proceed with this impeachment.”
Nadler also made his way to CNN on Sunday to continue with his anti-Trump impeachment charade. During an interview on the far-left network, Nadler claimed that a jury would vote to impeach the President in "three minutes flat."
“We have a very rock solid case,” the far-left Democrat said on Sunday morning. “The case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat.”
Nadler claimed that there was "direct evidence" that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until they started an investigation into the Biden family.
“There is considerable direct evidence,” Nadler said, also noting that “it ill behooves a president or his partisans to say you don’t have enough direct evidence when the reason we don’t have even more evidence is the president has ordered everybody in the executive branch not to cooperate with Congress in the impeachment inquiry.”
Nadler then claimed that Republicans had no credible defense.
“If he had any exculpatory evidence, they would have brought it forward. The fact that Republicans and the president have basically not contested the evidence at all … any fair judge would have to say that it has been proven thoroughly and uncontested,” Nadler said.
On what he would include in the articles of impeachment, Nadler said: “What is the level of proof for the various allegations? How do they relate together? What is the level of support in our caucus and in the House for them? What might we persuade the Senate of. All of these things have to be taken into account, realizing again that the central allegation, it’s all of a pattern."
Nadler's impeachment report makes many questionable claims. On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released an impeachment report which argued that President Trump could be impeached for his "motives" even if his conduct was "legally permissible."
The report says: “The question is not whether the President’s conduct could have resulted from permissible motives. It is whether the President’s real reasons, the ones in his mind at the time, were legitimate.”
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