Republican Senator Lindsey Graham blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the thousands of Pro-Trump rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“To see people come and take over the Capitol – the House and the Senate – beat officers, defile the seat of government. How in the hell could that happen? Where was Nancy Pelosi? It’s her job to provide Capitol security,’ the South Carolina Republican said during an interview on ‘Sunday Morning Futures.'”
“We’ll get to the bottom of that,” he added.
The Capitol attack left five dead and hundreds injured, including a Capitol Police officer that was hit over the head with a fire-hydrant by a rioter, Daily Mail says.
Since Jan.6, lawmakers in both parties have opted to remove Donald Trump for inciting the rioters to march to the Capitol in his honor.
On Wednesday, the House voted to impeach the president for a second time, following his actions. The vote included 10 Republicans.
“This is insane at every level,” Graham said of the push for impeachment. “It will create further division in our country.”
“What good comes from impeaching Donald Trump after he leaves office?” Graham, a golf buddy of Trump’s, continued. “This is a Scarlet Letter impeachment where the Democrats are trying, openly, to disqualify President Trump from ever holding office again after he leaves office. This has never been done in the history of our country; I think it is blatantly unconstitutional. It’s being driven by the radical left.”
To his fellow Republicans, Graham says impeaching Trump could ruin their party.
“And to my Republican colleagues in the Senate, if we embrace an unconstitutional impeachment of Donald Trump after he’s out of office, it would destroy our party.”
“The Republican Party wants to move forward. President Trump’s going to be the most important voice in the Republican Party for a long time to come,” Graham asserted.
“Impeaching him after he leaves office would be disastrous for our country and our party.”