Building one stunt upon another — after the House GOP bum’s rush yesterday on the SCIF, Lindsey Graham made up reasons contradictory to those he espoused in 1998 to object to the House’s investigation. Since the display was meant to satisfy the White House, it got little attention by MSM.
The majority of Senate republicans are supporting Sen Graham & McConnell’s impeachment resolution (Graham tweeted the 44 names below), here are the 9 GOP Senators who have not yet signed onto the resolution:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 24, 2019
Senator Graham continues to mislead. The Constitution divides impeachment and trial between the House and Senate. The House impeachment is an indictment. The process he’s demanding happens in the Senate trial. No defendant participates in an indictment in the way he’s suggesting. https://t.co/9107Mp3Fqm
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) October 24, 2019
Lindsey Graham in 1998 praised depositions in the House impeachment probe, calling them a “very smart thing to do” before public hearings. Today, GOP is ripping House Dems for closed depositions https://t.co/SV8j0YL3cQ
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 24, 2019
To be clear, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee were strongly in favor of these secret sessions.
It was only a handful of liberal Democrats who objected, complaining that the House was effectively covering up the same damning evidence that Nixon's men had covered up. pic.twitter.com/Pe4pawwqPm
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 16, 2019