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Graham calls on Schumer to hold vote to dismiss article of impeachment against Trump

Added 01-17-21 01:57:02pm EST - “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is urging Senate? Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to hold a vote to dismiss? the article of impeachment against President Trump passed by the House last week.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Graham calls on Schumer to hold vote to dismiss article of impeachment against Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamImpeachment trial tests Trump's grip on Senate GOP An attack on America that's divided Congress — and a nation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history MORE (R-S.C.) is urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Democrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial MORE (D-N.Y.) to hold a vote to dismiss the article of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE passed by the House last week. 

Graham wrote in a letter to Schumer on Sunday that the New York Democrat is seeking "vengenance and political retaliation" in his first act as majority leader instead of beginning "national healing."

"While the Vice President and Senate Republicans rejected unconstitutional actions, you seek to force upon the Senate, what would itself be but one more unconstitutional action in this disgraceful saga—the impeachment trial of a former president,” Graham added.

House Democrats introduced and the passed one article of impeachment against Trump for "inciting insurrection"  after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report Revising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices MORE (D-Calif.) and members of her caucus have said it is imperative that Trump, who will leave office on Wednesday when President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Facebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP MORE is sworn in, be convicted in the Senate because he remains a threat to the country. 

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