Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called out Democrats for their impeachment talk on Monday, challenging the party put its money where its mouth is in regard to impeaching President Donald Trump.
While talking to CNN on Monday, Graham said he believed special counsel Robert Mueller “would be the final word on this.”
The South Carolina senator then dared congressional Democrats to “have the courage” to impeach Trump and said that Mueller’s report into election interference by the Russians in 2016 was good enough for him.
“[Mueller] is for me. If you want to keep doing this, be my guest,” he said. “You really think he needs to be impeached, have the courage of your conviction just don’t talk about it, do it.”
Graham also separately said that Mueller’s report — which found that the 2016 Trump campaign did not conspire with the Kremlin to win the election — was “over for [him]” and stated that Attorney General William Barr would come before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“I’m all good. I’m done with the Mueller report. We’ll have Barr come in and tell us about what he found. I made sure that Mueller was able to do his job without interference. The Mueller report is over for me. Done.”
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I'm all good. I'm done with the Mueller Report." pic.twitter.com/lb2r6QerWZ
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The Republican senator said last Thursday that he was “not interested” in having the special counsel appear in front of the committee as Mueller has “done his job,” as IJR Red previously reported.
As IJR Red also noted, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, came out against having Mueller testify, saying that it was not “necessary” for him to come before the committee as the report itself sufficed and that Congress should turn its attention to other things, such as reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.