Lindsey Graham vows to not watch 'un-American' Trump impeachment hearings
Added 11-13-19 09:57:02am EST - “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is vowing to not watch the public impeachment hearings scheduled in the House on Wednesday, saying that he doesn't want to legitimize what he views as an "un-American" process.?” - Thehill.com
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says Trump should be allowed to undo DACA order The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems, GOP dig in for public impeachment hearings The Hill's Morning Report - Witness transcripts plow ground for public impeachment testimony MORE (R-S.C.) is vowing to not watch the public impeachment hearings scheduled in the House on Wednesday, saying that he doesn't want to legitimize what he views as an "un-American" process.
“Why am I not going to watch this hearing tomorrow?” Graham, a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE, said on Fox News while speaking with host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBiden town hall on CNN finishes third in cable news race Top diplomat says Giuliani's 'campaign of lies' took down veteran ambassador Hannity slams Fox News polling on radio show MORE. “Because I think it is a threat to the presidency. I don’t want to legitimize it. It’s un-American. It denies the basics of due process.”
The comments from Graham echo the stance many GOP senators have taken as House Democrats move forward with an investigation into Trump and his dealings with Ukraine. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell protege emerges as Kentucky's next rising star Hillicon Valley: Schumer questions Army over use of TikTok | Federal court rules against random searches of travelers' phones | Groups push for election security funds in stopgap bill | Facebook's new payment feature | Disney+ launch hit by glitches McConnell, GOP leaders say they won't be watching House impeachment hearing MORE (R-Ky.) told reporters Tuesday that he would be paying attention to the Senate's business instead of the impeachment hearings.
“I’ve got other things to do,” Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell, GOP leaders say they won't be watching House impeachment hearing GOP senators warn against Trump firing intelligence community official Falling investment revives attacks against Trump's tax cuts MORE (R-Texas) said. “I think it’s a political sideshow, and I’ve got more important things to do.”
Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had previously said he wouldn't watch the public impeachment hearings, calling the whole process a "sham."
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