As the nation reels in the aftermath of the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, Democrats and some Republicans continue trying to convince the American public — and their colleagues — that President Donald Trump should be convicted in his upcoming impeachment trial.
According to Breitbart, Sen. Lindsey Graham (D-SC) is ordering President-elect Joe Biden to “stand down” on the impeachment issue, as he claims it would only further divide and already extremely divided nation and adding to that, would be contrarian to Biden’s calls for unity.
Graham made the statements over the weekend in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” telling host Maria Bartiromo that Trump’s second impeachment is “unconstitutional” and that he wants Biden to pressure Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to drop the matter altogether.
“President Trump is trying to heal the nation. Pursuing impeachment after he leaves the office will further divide the country. It will ruin the start of your presidency, Joe Biden,” Graham said. “You need to stand up to the radical left and tell Schumer to dismiss what I think is an unconstitutional attempt to impeach President Trump out of office. Stand down.”
Graham held nothing back as he went on to trash the idea of a second impeachment, calling it “insane at every level” and insisted that there’s no point in impeaching a president who’ll be departing from the White House in a matter of a few days.
“It’s being driven by the radical left. And what is Joe Biden doing? He’s sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing. One phone call from President-elect Biden would stop this,” Graham said.
The South Carolina senator also reached out to his Republican colleagues, some of whom are on board with the idea of convicting Trump, saying that if they join with Democrats in the Senate trial, it will leave the Republican party in ruins.
As the president gears up his legal defense team for the upcoming Senate trial, Business Insider reported on Monday that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has refused to act as Trump’s counsel, saying that his decision is based on the fact that he will be a “witness.”
As of this writing, there hasn’t been any reports or indication that Biden has decided to pressure Schumer into dismissing the case.