Graham Is ‘Ready’ for ‘Crock’ Impeachment in the Senate, Says He Doesn’t ‘Need Any Witnesses’

As Republican senators’ calculous on the seemingly imminent Senate trial in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump appears to be changing, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he has no desire to witnesses during the trial.

Speaking to Fox News’s Bill Hemmer on Thursday, Graham said he wants “this thing get over as soon as possible,” adding, “I don’t want to give it any legitimacy because it’s a crock.”

Watch his comments below:

Graham said that he trusted Special Counsel Robert Mueller to conduct his investigation into the 2016 election interference fairly and accurately because he was an “outside entity.” He continued to attack the current process because it is “being driven by Democratic partisans.”

“Every impeachment except this one has been conducted by outside counsel. Ken Starr in Clinton, the Watergate prosecutors found misconduct by President Nixon. This is being driven by Democratic partisans. It’s being rushed. There’s no due process.”

He continued to accuse Democrats in the House of committing an abuse of power.

“Abuse of power, if you’re looking for it my Democratic House colleagues, look in the mirror,” Graham said.

Graham said that during the Senate trial, he wants to hear from the House impeachment managers and lawyers for Trump so both sides can make their case but added, “I don’t have any desire to call the vice president. I don’t have any desire to call Pompeo, Hunter Biden, or Joe Biden. We can look at the Biden affair outside of impeachment.”

“My goal is to end this as soon as possible for the good of the country because I think it is a danger to the presidency to legitimize this,” he said.

When Hemmer asked if Graham anticipated calling any witnesses, he responded, “I don’t need any witnesses at all. I am ready to go.”

Graham added that he wants to wrap up the Senate trial as soon as possible: “When it comes to extending the trial, I’m not in the extending the trial camp I’m in the getting it over with camp.”

Graham’s comments come as Republican senators have changed their tune on the duration of a Senate trial. In recent days, Republican senators said that they might not call any witnesses in seeking to hold a speedy trial.

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James
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>Sherri<

I don't see that Trump or anyone in the GOP needs to call any witnesses. The Schiff and Nadler two ring circus complete with their cast of lockstep monkeys has already dug a deep enough hole by their own hands. All that is needed is for the WH janitor to begin shoveling the dirt on their lying, hate filled butts and have the POTUS continue working for the American people.

General Confusion
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Confused James lives up to his nickname.

“for quite some time” does NOT equal and CANNOT translate into “the Dimwits have a PERMANENT hold on the House of Representatives”.

That was not what I said nor can it ever be interpreted as such.

James
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I am delighted to see the lockstep Socialists/Communists here (some still think they’re DemocRATs) have an opportunity on IJR to repeat the propaganda they’ve swallowed and still believe they can feed that BS to the normal, red-blooded American. Fortunately, the increasing number of DOWN votes on their blather is proof few here buy the manure they’re spreading.

General Confusion
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“Geez confusion, “What is your Plan B for when King Donald The Loser is dethroned?” How many times are you going to REPEAT the same old crap?” banstan Until I get enough straight and meaningful replies that give me a clear idea of what kind of chaos that might transpire after His Majesty can’t sit of his royal throne. “Since you are the one that has forgotten recent history, “we the people” had a say in 2016 and “we the people” will have the same say in 2020.” banstan And AGAIN you completely ignored the 2018 election results. The American… Read more »

General Confusion
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“AND just some advice. The General is a Justice Democrat hell bent on taking over the Democrat party.” Phyllis Damned straight! If it means getting rid of the corrupt, weak conservative and moderate Democrats like the ones that are complicit with signing that gross defense bill, this week, I am all in. Legal corruption and the money in politics guarantees nothing will change until there are enough uncorrupted progressives around to fix this country. No one else will do this, that’s for sure. “If you want 4 more years of defending the reality show presidency, the General is helping you… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Dec 13th is a banner Day, I agree with Sherri & Ban and NOW some of what Lindsey Graham had to say. Hunter Biden and Joe Biden can offer no information in DEFENSE of Trump’s abuse of power or obstruction of congress. A very strange defense is “Yes, I did it, but my whole campaign is dependent upon making unfounded accusations of the Bidens, as I did the Clintons.” There is no U.S law Hunter Biden violated in accepting Burisma board position any more than there is a law making private servers illegal–BUT Trump believes he can convince his supporters… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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I agree with Sherri and Ban. Why not call witnesses? Why not call Pompeo to testify under oath WHAT is “all wrong” with the evidence presented under oath by current and recently resigned members of the State Department? WHY NOT call Mulvaney to explain the WH reason for the hold on the aid? WHY not call Bolton to tell under oath, not in a book, what transpired? Oh, that’s right, they WON’T testify under orders from Trump. So why not call Trump? He always has loads to say in tweets (over 100 just today), in rallies and in press conference.… Read more »

banstan
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Geez contusion, “What is your Plan B for when King Donald The Loser is dethroned?” How many times are you going to REPEAT the same old crap? Do you think there is a prize for the poster who can repeatedly utter the same, tired line? You really are infected with TDS and D-K. “but we the people have had something to say about this, too. Don’t you forget that.” Since you are the one that has forgotten recent history, “we the people” had a say in 2016 and “we the people” will have the same say in 2020. That really… Read more »

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