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Lindsey Graham: “I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached” If Republicans Retake House in 2022

Lindsey Graham: “I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached” If Republicans Retake House in 2022

“We’ve opened Pandora’s Box to future presidents.”

https://youtu.be/ELxFQD3H_iE

During the horrendous indignities heaped upon and lies spewed about now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh throughout his confirmation hearings, something snapped in Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The way the Democrats behaved offended him on some deep level, and he unleashed on them in a magnificent, blistering rebuke of their vile, base attacks on Kavanaugh.

I must have watched this video ten times since its release, and each time, I am struck again by how absolutely incensed he is, how deeply affected he is by all that happened.  This is not political theater, and you don’t have to understand Southerners (though that helps) to see the force of will he exerts to maintain his composure.

From that moment in September 2018 to this, Graham has not wavered. Sure, he might wake up tomorrow and revert to being Lindsey “Grahamnesty,” but watch that video again. This strikes me as a road to Damascus-type conversion, granted a secular, political, personal one.

Indeed, not only has he stood fast and defended Trump even after he left office, but on Sunday, Graham doubled down on his support for President Trump, for Trump’s goal to “rebuild the Republican Party,” and for the MAGA movement.

The Business Insider reports:

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the South Carolina Republican told host Chris Wallace that Trump “was grateful to his lawyers” and “he appreciated the help that all of us have provided.”

Graham added: “He’s ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party. He’s excited about 2022. I’m going to go down to talk with him next week, play a little golf in Florida. And I said Mr. President, this MAGA [Make America Great Again] movement needs to continue.”

During the same interview, he observed that with Trump’s second impeachment Democrats had opened Pandora’s box, and he illustrated his point by stating that should the GOP take back the House in 2022, he doesn’t “know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached.”

Raw Story reports:

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Graham told host Chris Wallace that former President Donald Trump is ready to “move on” and rebuild the Republican Party after his impeachment trial.

“I thought the impeachment trial was not only unconstitutional, I condemn what happened on Jan. 6, but the process they used to impeach this president was an affront to rule of law,” Graham opined. “We’ve opened Pandora’s Box to future presidents.”

“And if you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House,” he added. “Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. So we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here and I’m sad for the country?”

As if that wasn’t delicious enough, Graham also castigated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his strange anti-Trump diatribe following Trump’s acquittal in the Senate, an acquittal that McConnell led.

Newsweek reports:

“I think Senator McConnell’s speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the backs of Republicans,” Graham said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns.”

Graham said that Republican candidates running in states that could be key in GOP efforts to win back the Senate will be asked about McConnell’s speech.

“I would imagine if you’re a Republican running in Georgia, Arizona, New Hampshire, where we have a chance to take back the Senate, they may be playing Senator McConnell’s speech and asking you about it if you’re a candidate,” Graham said.

The South Carolina senator added that incumbent candidates will also be asked about whether they support McConnell.

Graham also let his thoughts about Sen. Richard Burr be known.  Burr, who is not seeking reelection in 2022, voted that the impeachment trial was unconstitutional mere days before turning around and voting to convict.  Graham was not impressed and seemed to enjoy the irony of a Trump, Lara Trump, winning Burr’s Senate seat.

The Independent reports:

Senator Lindsey Graham suggested that Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump could win the GOP nomination for Richard Burr’s seat in North Carolina when the senator retires in 2022, after he joined six other Republicans to convict the former president at his impeachment trial.

“My friend Richard Burr just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs,” Senator Graham told Fox News on Sunday.

Mr Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina, also said that Mr Trump “is the most vibrant member” and “the most potent force” in the party, and that “the Trump movement is alive and well.”

Watch the whole segment (Warning: the clip contains Chris Wallace being Chris Wallace):

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And let’s impeach Obama for abuse of power over DACA while we’re at it.

Lindsey sure seems to have discovered his cojones. I think he sees how we South Carolinians (Sandlappers, if you will) have reacted to Mark Sanford and now Haley.

    Olinser in reply to scooterjay. | February 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    No he hasn’t. He’s just spewing the same bullshit.

    He’s a talk show tough guy. He talks big and then does absolutely nothing.

    How many subpoenas did he issue when he was in charge of the Judiciary Committee again?

    Oh that’s right. ZERO.

      Lyndsey Graham is a species of Sessions and Barr.

      While those two traitors are in a scummy class their own (as traitors and cowards go: they are the bottom of the barrel), Graham talks a lot, but does nothing.

      We have to move on from politician-for-life hacks like him and that corrupt, treasonous, warped scumbag mcconnell – who likely consults Communist China on a daily basis (via his corrupt, treasonous wife).

Lindsey Graham is first and foremost a politician. He knows the GOP belongs to Trump and his middle class voters. Don’t forget that as head of the judiciary committee he did nothing to expose the corruption in the FBI, DOJ and CIA that led to the Russian collusion hoax. He may have talked a lot on Hannity about what he was going to get to the bottom of, but did not investigate anything. He held some committee hearings which accomplished nothing. I think he sees his political future tied more to Trump than McConnell now thus he feels the need to separate himself from the old guard GOPe.

    My2centshere in reply to technerd. | February 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    100% truth.

    PrincetonAl in reply to technerd. | February 14, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Exactly. Yes Graham knows which the wind is blowing but still has no energy to actually do anything.

    The speech reminds me of his speech during the Kavanuagh hearings. Yes he seems genuinely fired up. But not enough to do more than toss a few pretty words to his voters …

      Graham is, and will always be, all talk. He never walks the walk.

      But at least he talks tough. Which is more than the GOPe did when Trump was POTUS.

      Hopefully McConnell’s transparently cowardly hypocritical hissy fit is the last dying gasp of the neverTrump anti-MAGA GOP.

      What are you guys talking about? Graham has always walked the talk; that has never been the problem with him. The problem was that the talk he walked was anathema to the base. Amnesty being the big one, of course. That was a career killer for many a GOP (and Dem) politician, but he kept at it like an annoying little gnat. The two-faced political and “popular” thing to have done was to never touch amnesty with a ten-foot pole.

      What do you expect one Senator to “do”? Seriously, that’s nuts. Even President Trump (as in president, not a single Senator out of 100) couldn’t do much of what he wanted–though he did accomplish a great deal; he had goals he couldn’t meet AS PRESIDENT, but you want one Senator to. . . what????

      I get that people feel animosity toward Graham. I always did (until the Kavanaugh hearings, anyway). But he was never a poll shifter. And he’s not GOPe, never has been–again, he bucked the party a lot with his (and McCain’s) crazy, causing untold headaches for leadership over the decades. Hate him all you want, but for goodness’ sake, at least hate him for a reason that is tethered to reality.

        Fuzzy,

        He walks the line, not the walk.

        If Graham is all we got, we got very little.

        What do I expect one senator to do?

        When that senator is head of the judiciary committee?

        How about issue a SINGLE fucking subpoena and demand answers from the criminals that abused the FISA court and spied on the Trump campaign.

        Oh, that might actually involve him doing something other than BSing on talk shows.

        Fuzzy, here’s a situation where ONE MAN could have changed history and saved our nation from the destruction now underway: William Barr.

        Hey, I’ll even give you another one: Jeff Sessions.

        But for these two maggots – and these two maggots alone – we are were we are today.

        They had the ABSOLUTE power to save America, but they joined in on its destruction.

        People on the left don’t like Graham because he was a faithful Republican and supporter of President Trump. People on the right don’t like Graham because he didn’t walk lockstep with Trump.

    The cynic in me says you might be right, but then I remember the old McCain-entwined Lindsey. And I wonder. He has never cared about bucking the party, the base, his own voters in SC, whomever to follow his convictions (on amnesty, most notably, but also on a host of other issues). He wasn’t considered a RINO for no reason or even for one reason (though “Grahamnesty” stuck witht he base).

    He’s been infuriating, willing to ignore the base (again, including his own voters), and often downright annoying in his laser focus on crap no one on the right wanted (except him, McCain, and a few others).

    He’s not and has never been a Nikki Weather Vane Haley or a Mitt finger to the poll winds Romney. He’s always had backbone, he just didn’t (want to?) see what the other side was willing to do to score political points. He was always Mr. Work Across the Aisle, we must go along to get along, but there hasn’t been much of a hint of that since his fiery Kavanaugh speech.

    He spent too many years on the wrong side for me to want to push this (I honestly think he has seen the light). The only thing of which I am certain is that Haley needs to get back into politics, even as a Biden appointee. But that’s just my two cents . . . that and $6 will get you a gallon of gas next year.

      Fuzzy, it’s sad but true: us hiring most GOP politicians on the federal level are – at BEST – like us buying problematic old cars.

      Just get rid of them and start with something reliable!

        Reliable what though. You are talking about points of principle and that they should match you exactly. That won’t happen unless there is broad support for your exact same set of principles across a large enough block. I’m not totally convinced that’s the case. The right isn’t that united in terms of a coherent vision. There is definitely a divide between traditional Conservatism and Trump’s base.

More Faulkneresque Sound and Fury from firebrand Lindsey Graham. Meanwhile we have a stolen 2020 election, a government full of corrupt, criminals, incompetent dolts, ccp lackeys and a militerized Washington D.C. Among many other huge problems. Without rectifying the 2020 election, nothing the Republicans say will mean jack sh!+. It’s going to be more uniparty pretend slap fighting while jerry nadler sharts and waddles around.

    zennyfan in reply to CKYoung. | February 14, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Dear CKYoung: That would be Shakespearean Sound and Fury. Or so I was told after I lost a battle of wits with that Deplorable senator from, ugh, Texas. Best wishes, Your Better, Andrea Mitchell.

    (I’m sorry, CKYoung, I couldn’t resist. I blame being stuck indoors for three days as our weather turns against us here in Texas. I’m just teasing y’all!)

      Edward in reply to zennyfan. | February 14, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      10 degrees F and snowing and it isn’t even 2200 (aka 10PM). Well, the weather forecast now claims we will get above freezing next Sunday. Haven’t seen weather like this in a quarter century or more.

      CKYoung in reply to zennyfan. | February 15, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      You made me laugh out loud zennyfan. Try to stay warm down there!

    Milhouse in reply to CKYoung. | February 14, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    What do you mean by “rectifying the 2020 election”. It’s done. It’s over. The only thing to be done about it is expose what happened and push for laws to make it harder for it to happen again. Which a senator can’t really help much with, since the Dems now control the senate.

      We can ‘rectify’ the fraudulent election by shoving it up their asses: start secession discussions. Start them in a way that is very serious, and do-able. You’ll see the swamp fall into line very quickly

      lichau in reply to Milhouse. | February 16, 2021 at 10:23 am

      Why bother to “push for laws” when the existing laws aren’t followed?
      That is the ultimate Establishment “look squirrel” move–pass another law, establish another agency/commission/czar rather than do their job–which is to enforce the existing law.

If Roundheels Harris is POTUS if the GOP takes the House in 2022, of course.

But if China Joe happens to still be POTUS, I don’t see how he doesn’t get impeached for lying about his involvement in his son’s foreign financial shakedowns. While aiding and abetting them. And financially benefitting from them.

Zhou Bai Din announced his offensive against the 2A today.

The gaslighting of empty platitudes about “weapons of war don’t belong on our streets” as the potato head deploys thousands of armed troops around D.C. as a jack booted show of force is both ironic and deliberate.

Also, I think he brought this out today because the Dems lost the impeachment and he wanted to change the conversation
Oh he would have next week but brought it out early

    JHogan in reply to gonzotx. | February 14, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Arms and ammo sales have been at historically record breaking levels for at least 9 months. Driving ammo prices up 400% or more. That is, if/when you can find any to buy.

    So of course the ‘we must disarm the political opposition’ Lefties think this is the perfect time to introduce draconian restrictions on gun ownership.

      Edward in reply to JHogan. | February 14, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Hey GOP, none of this compromise crap. Nothing. Not one iota of what the Socialist/Communist Party wants in the way of gun control. We’ve put up with far too much of that crap already, it’s time to reverse some of it.

Katy L. Stamper | February 14, 2021 at 9:08 pm

Dear South Carolinians:

Has your memory of the War Between the States still have you so traumatized you cannot favor us with someone who will actually DO SOMETHING rather than blather pointlessly????

    scooterjay in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | February 14, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Katy L Stamper:

    We South Carolinians are happy that the North won. Had the South won we would all be sharecroppers.

    Just thought you’d like to know from a native son

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to scooterjay. | February 14, 2021 at 11:45 pm

      If the South had retained its sovereignty, we wouldn’t have Leviathan right now.

      And if you think the south would have been stuck on sharecropping, you give too little credit to them, to us.

This. Would. Be. Fantastic.

Stephen L. Miller
@redsteeze

Feb 13
Trump gonna come down another escalator tomorrow.

Linosey Graham talks a good game, but rarely delivers. Let me know when he does more than give a fiery speech or talk big on camera.

I can see how Harris doesn’t get impeached, even under the new standard. There is a legitimate distinction that can be drawn between her offenses and Trump’s supposed offense: His offense (despite being fictional) was supposedly committed while he was in office; hers was committed before she took office. An argument can be made that officials ought not to be impeached for offenses that occurred before they took office.

By way of analogy, congress has for over a century taken the view that the power each chamber has to expel a member by a 2/3 vote applies only to offenses committed in the current term.

Close the box. Validate the vote. Stop the democratic gerrymandering. Stand up for Americans’ civil rights.

They won’t because none of them have a spine.

Bucky Barkingham | February 15, 2021 at 7:26 am

Why does Sen Graham think that a Roll Over Party majority in the House in 2022 will be any more effective than the one in 2016?

Who killed Ashli Babbitt?

Let’s impeach Jimmy Carter and LBJ too!

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Guardian79. | February 15, 2021 at 9:06 am

    To hell with that, let’s impeach them all!

    Andrew Jackson (7th)
    Martin Van Buren (8th)
    James K Polk (11th)
    Franklin Pierce (14th)
    James Buchanan (15th)
    Andrew Johnson (17th)
    Grover Cleveland (22nd & 24th)
    Woodrow Wilson (28th)
    Franklin D Roosevelt (32nd)
    Harry S. Truman (33rd)
    John F. Kennedy (35th)
    Lyndon B. Johnson (36th)
    Jimmy Carter (39th)
    Bill Clinton (42nd)
    Barack Obama (44th)
    Joe Biden (46th ?)

I believe that impeachment is for offenses committed while in office

Sure Lindsey, big talk considering there is video of YOU fist bumping the felonious traitor on the Senate floor a couple of days after YOU and YOUR fellow RINOS pissed all over President Trump and the 75 million people who legitimately voted for him. Just shut up. Just. Shut. Up.

Another thing lacy lindsey does not know how to get done. But he always has something to say and some stupid reporter to print his non action other than commenting.

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