Lindsey Graham open-minded about supporting impeachment but calls House inquiry a ‘political lynching’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who usually supports President Trump, is causing a stir among the GOP for statements he made to HBO’s “Axios” about impeachment evidence.

Graham told interviewer Jonathan Swan, “Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime. If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing.”

He also stated that he thought it was “stupid” of President Trump to ask China to look into Biden, but doesn’t think the Ukraine phone call is an impeachable offense without more evidence.

“I’ve read the transcript of the Ukrainian phone call. That’s not a quid pro quo to me.”

However, despite the interview with Axios, it doesn’t appear that Graham is ready to jump off the Trump Train just yet.

When asked by reporters today about the House impeachment inquiry, Graham said it’s a ”political lynching”, echoing an earlier tweet by the president.

“So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!,” tweeted the President.

 

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