Graham Fires Back At Nadler's For The "Cover-Up" Slight
The Impeachment Trial is underway and the House Impeachment Managers are throwing out wild accusations. It appears they are upset that they have no power over the Senate, which is normal... But if you hear the House Dems tell it, the GOP is now part of a cover-up and the trial is rigged. Graham responded to the ridiculous claims.
"At a Wednesday news conference flanked by fellow GOP Sens. Mike Braun (Ind.) and Steve Daines (Mont.), Graham described Democrats' previous demands on the rules of the Senate trial as "an effort to ask the Senate to ignore every privilege that President Clinton was able to exercise, Nixon was able to exercise, and to suggest to the Senate that an independent judiciary, really, is a non-player."
"If I were the president I wouldn't cooperate with these guys at all," Graham said of those behind the impeachment effort. "I wouldn't give them the time of day. They're on a crusade to destroy this man and they don't care what they destroy in the process of trying to destroy Donald Trump. I do care."
Graham also commented on how the Dem's are calling the Impeachment Trial a GOP Cover-up.
"To my Democratic colleagues, you can say what you want about me, but I'm covering up nothing; I'm exposing your hated of this president to the point where you would destroy the institution."
He also tweeted about it.
"Quite frankly, having Adam Schiff lecture the Senate about fairness and due process is like listening to an arsonist talk about fire prevention."
Many GOP Senators seem to share Graham's sentiment that Nadler did nothing to help his cause, when he made the remark about the case being a cover-up.
“They’ve got a lot of work to do to try to win back over senators. I can tell you that by 2 a.m. last night, people were not happy,” said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). “There was open gasping on the Senate floor when Nadler was saying these things. If the goal was to persuade, they took a huge step backward last night.”
The House Dems are demanding that new evidence be admitted and witnesses be called in right away. It seems like the Dems want to create a new pool of evidence as theirs is lacking. So, of course, they are upset that the GOP is going by the Clinton Impeachment Precedent. Back in 1998 the House did their job and did not require as much. There was a fight for witnesses last time as well but they were not called in for 20 days, and even then it was taped depositions. But facts don't seem to matter to the Dems, they appear to be trying to control the public narrative instead of relaying what is actually happening. They don't want a thing like the truth getting in their way.