Graham Pressed on Whether Trump Deserves a ‘Reprimand’ for His Behavior After the Election

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) believes the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump over allegations that he incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is unconstitutional.

However, he previously leveled sharp criticism against Trump for his efforts to overturn the results of the election.

During an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, Graham was asked if he believes the president should get a “reprimand” for his actions.

“Well, I mean, he’s going to have a place in history for all this,” Graham responded. “But the point of the matter is that we’re in Congress we’re not prosecutors. Impeachment is never meant to be a prosecution. We don’t do bill of attainders.”

He continued, “I’m ready to move on. I’m ready to end the impeachment trial because I think it’s blatantly unconstitutional. I’m ready to get on with trying to solve the nation’s problems.”

Graham also claimed that Trump is “the most popular figure in the Republican Party” and had a “consequential presidency.” But he said the former president would “get his share of the blame in history” for the riot at the Capitol.

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The Senate is scheduled to hold a trial the week of Feb. 8 to determine whether or not to convict Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection.

Democrats have charged that Trump incited the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Republicans have argued the impeachment effort is unconstitutional as Trump has left office and warned it would further divide the country.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Graham asked that the trial be dropped, “In your first act as Majority Leader, rather than begin the national healing that the country so desperately yearns for, you seek vengeance and political retaliation instead.”

“We will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great Nation if we do otherwise. Our obligation to the People we represent is clear. History will judge us harshly, as it should, if we do not rise to the occasion of this historic moment in our history,” Graham added as he asked for the trial to be dropped.

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  1. Let’s censure Maxine Waters for her unhinged rant about ‘pushing back’ on Trump
    administration members wherever they go. Or Chuck Schumer, raving at SCOTUS Justices Gorsuch and Cavanaugh that they have ‘unleashed the whirlwind and would pay for it’. The Chief Justice admonished Schumer for directly threatening the safety and the lives of two SCOTUS Justices. Schumer should have been impeached. Remember Tim Kaine, Hillary’s choice to be a ‘heartbeat away from the Presidency’? When he and Hillary lost, he went on air and told supporters to ‘go out into the streets and fight!’ Pretty clearly fomenting rebellion, treason, and sedition. He should have been arrested. Pelosi was given warning of the Capitol riot and was asked 4 times by the Capitol Police for assistance from the National Guard. She denied all requests. Impeach her for endangering the lives of not only Congress, but also the Capitol Police. Funny, Hillary also turned down 4 requests for assistance from the Ambassador to Benghazi. Why was she not impeached? Joe Biden, as Vice President, was filmed bragging about threatening the Ukrainian government with denying them a billion dollars in foreign aid (as they were under attack by Russia)unless they fired the Burisma prosecutor. Clearly blackmail. Why was he not impeached? Pelosi, third in line for the Presidency, made a decision by herself alone to ‘investigate’ impeaching Trump. As this (and if successful) would advance her to second in line for the Presidency, it was clearly a conflict of interest. Since she should have and did not recuse herself, she should have been impeached. Shall I continue?
    Have we come to a point where we can impeach people for exercising their rights to freedom of speech? Clearly, for Democrats and socialists, we have. A total blackout by Social Media and a thoroughly corrupt MSM seems not to be enough. Pelosi was trying to get machine guns and crews at the Capitol, clearly to mow down protesters (unless they were left wing). A CNNMSNBC talking head just called for drones to attack and kill American citizens who protest (unless they are left wing). Has the Democrat party never heard of due process?
    As far as the election results, why don’t you trolls read up on Jovan Pulitzer, the super-tech guy who was hired to investigate Dominion voting machines? There was massive fraud including machines being hooked up directly to the internet and others transmitting voting information directly to China and Russia. There’s much more, but read it yourself if you care about the truth. He wrote his report which was immediately buried by the Democrat machine and their complicit media. Why should you think his report was true? Well, Dominion is suing Rudy and Sydney for $1.3 billion-but are absolutely silent about Pulitzer.
    Why don’t you trolls actually research stories instead of just quoting the lying media?

    1. I am confused, Janis.

      Which are your top three to five sources for news? You REALLY need to step back from them. Really step away from them.

    2. So JanASS. Tell me how many people were killed or injured by these supposed “threats” by those scary, mean Dems??

  2. “But [Sen. Graham] said the former president would “get his share of the blame in history” for the riot at the Capitol.”

    AND Sen. Graham will “get his share of the blame in history” for enabling Trump to incite the riot. The first impeachment was “too close” to the 2020 election. This one is “unconstitutional” to have a hearing AFTER the POTUS leaves office. Is it constitutional to ignore that a POTUS was IMPEACHED PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE? Sen Graham should worry less about Trump’s place in history and MORE worry about his OWN actions. Mark my words, these attacks are not behind us.

    Yes, Trump will go down in history as the POTUS that repeatedly lied to gullible supporters that “he won in a landslide” and VP Pence had the ability to overturn the election. The gullible of the most gullible supporters stormed the Capitol perceiving they could reverse the outcome. LOL…Then R’s decided they would blame Antifa for the insurgency–which made sense only if you were a complete imbecile. If Trump believed on the afternoon of Jan 6th that the insurgents were Antifa, WHY did he tell them he “loved them”? WHY has law enforcement not identified the ANY of the insurgents as anything but what they ARE?—TRUMPSTERS!

    1. Nah, the problem is that the American Fascists wouldn’t convict a rogue president within their own party. If they had done that the first time that he had been impeached, the second time would not have been a thing, Mac.

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