There wasn’t any yelling, but rather kind words were offered between a Republican and Democratic Congressmember following the conclusion of the first day of opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) ran into one another after the conclusion of the first day impeachment managers delivered their case against President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Rather than words of criticism, House Judiciary Chairman Graham offered kind words to Schiff — who is the lead Democratic impeachment manager.
“Good job,” Graham said to Schiff, adding, “You’re very well-spoken.”
The two shook hands as well during their exchange.
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Sen Graham walking out of the Capitol encounters Schiff, shakes his hand and says, “Good job, you’re very well spoken.” pic.twitter.com/Ne1f8TB7Qz— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 23, 2020
During Wednesday’s impeachment trial, Schiff declared that the president had been part of a corrupt scheme in pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, as IJR reported. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
“To implement this corrupt scheme President Trump pressured the president of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations into two discredited allegations that would benefit President Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign,” Schiff said.
The Democratic impeachment managers are given 24 hours, up to three days, to present their case. Then, Trump’s defense team will have the same amount of time to present their argument.
The Senate will kick off the second day of opening arguments by the Democratic impeachment managers, who are making the case against Trump regarding two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.