Sen. Lindsey Graham, RSC, argued Sunday that chasing the impeachment of the “Trump letter” after leaving the presidency would ruin Biden’s presidential debut and urged the president-elect to “stand down” will do.
Speaking during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures”, the South Carolina Republican senator pressed Biden to oppose impeachment.
Graham said, “You speak of unifying the country, if you don’t stand against impeachment after President Trump leaves office, you are an incredibly weak figure in American history.”
Graham insisted that he believed that Trump’s pursuit of impeachment after leaving office would “further divide the country.”
He urged Biden to “stand with the radical left” and tell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y, to dismiss what he believed was “the presidency to hold Trump from office Removal is an unconstitutional attempt. “
On Sunday, Graham tweeted a letter sent to Schumer saying, “Once in the Senate, the Senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment,” stating that “We are indefinitely delayed , If forever, the healing of this “great nation if we do otherwise. “
Graham told host Maria Bartiromo that he had not yet heard back from the Democratic senator. Fox News did not immediately hear back from Schumer’s office.
After leaving the presidency, Graham said he was “insane at all levels” and insisted that it would “create further processes in this country.”
“This is a Scarlett letter impeachment, where Democrats are openly trying to disqualify President Trump after leaving the presidency,” Graham said. “This has never been done in the history of our country.”
He said he believed “it is clearly unconstitutional.”
“It’s being driven by the radical left and what is Joe Biden doing? He’s sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing,” Graham said. “A phone call from President-Elect Biden will stop it.”
Graham said that “Joe Biden is off to a shaky start,” noting that “it will be so easy for him to ask for Schumer to impeach him in the name of saving this country.”
Graham said that because Biden is not doing that he is “really worried that he is [not] Talk of fundamentalist standing on anything. “
“I think we are going to make the most aggressive socially policy efforts in the history of the country in the first hundred days by the Biden administration,” he continued.
Ten House Republicans joined Democrats, including Wyoming’s Rep. Liz Cheney, who made her the first president in American history to impeach President Trump twice for impeaching President Trump for “inciting a rebellion.”
Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, faced a setback from other GOP leaders for his high-profile condemnation of the president.
On Sunday, Graham also said a message to his Republican colleagues in the Senate, “If we embrace Donald Trump’s unconstitutional impeachment after his removal from office, it will destroy the party.”
“Trump is going to be the most important voice in the Republican Party for a long time to come,” Graham said, adding that Trump “will accept responsibility for his part on January 6.”
He said that impeachment after Trump left office “is not only unconstitutional,” but it will “destroy” the Republican Party.
“I hope Republican senators know that because it is a reality and it will not help the country,” Graham said, adding that impeachment after Trump stepped down would be “devastating for this country and our party.” “
Graham, however, admitted that the violence in the US Capitol earlier this month was “one of the low points in my time in office.”
“It was terrible to see people coming and beating the Capitol, the House and the Senate, desecrating the seat of government,” Graham said of how Congress could do that.
He then urged his Republican colleagues not to “legalize an unconstitutional effort to impeach President Trump”, as it would become a “model for the future”.
He said, “What have you done here, have you called the President without any witnesses and not even a lawyer.” [and] The emotional “trick” is dangerous for the presidency.
“I hope every Republican rejects President Trump’s second impeachment,” he emphasized.
Graham also said on Thursday that “there are plenty of people who are urging the president to forgive those who participated in defining the Capitol.”
“I don’t care if you went there and spread flowers on the floor, you dissolved the security of the Capitol, you disrupted a joint session of Congress, you tried to intimidate all of us, sue you completely. Must be run. ” Graham said it would be wrong to forgive these people, “Graham said that he thinks” it will destroy President Trump, and I hope we don’t go down that road. “
The New York Post reported that one of those who apologized to President Trump before leaving office this week is a lawyer representing the so-called “law shaman” who shook the US Capitol.
Graham said that the rioters chose to inflame the US Capitol and that “President Trump never tried to go to the Capitol and disrupt a joint session of Congress.”
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Graham insisted that “it was the choice he made” and now the rioters need to bear the consequences.
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.