Sen. Graham: “Very Disappointed That Speaker Pelosi Continues The Quest To Impeach President Trump After He Has Left Office”


Sen. Graham tweeted:

Very disappointed that Speaker Pelosi continues the quest to impeach President Trump after he has left office. Senator McConnell’s proposal as to how to handle the trial is very sound, and I hope Democrats will reconsider.

and then…

The President was impeached in the House from start to finish in less than 60 hours without one witness being called and without a lawyer. This will not happen in the Senate. I believe post-presidential impeachments are blatantly unconstitutional.

From foxnews.com

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sending the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial.

The House of Representatives this month voted to impeach Trump for the second time in his presidency for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win.

“I’ve spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the article will be delivered to the Senate on Monday,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Friday.

Pelosi confirmed her plan in a separate statement.

“We are respectful of the Senate’s constitutional power over the trial and always attentive to the fairness of the process, noting that the former president will have had the same amount of time to prepare for trial as our Managers,” Pelosi said. “Our Managers are ready to begin to make their case to 100 Senate jurors through the trial process.”

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