Senators swear an oath to be impartial jurors in an impeachment trial, but Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was clearly lying when he took it because he just guaranteed acquittal during a conversation with disgraced former President Donald Trump, the defendant.
In any jury trial, it is inappropriate for a juror to have contact with the person on trial. That’s because it could interfere with their impartiality while hearing the case.
Well, Graham is obviously not impartial and will vote to acquit Trump despite the mountain of evidence against him that he incited the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol that left several people dead and nearly resulted in the assassination of several lawmakers and former Vice President Mike Pence in a scheme to overthrow democracy and install Trump as a dictator.
Graham even communicated with Trump about the trial after Trump’s lawyers had a disastrous first day that culminated in one of them threatening violence and civil war if the trial proceeded. The South Carolina Republican literally assured Trump that acquittal is in the bag.
“I think his team will do better, can do better,” Graham said. “I reinforced to the president, the case is over. It’s just a matter of getting the final verdict now.”
That’s “former president,” Lindsey. Trump is no longer the president. That would be President Joe Biden.
Graham also informed Trump about the number of Republicans who voted that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional.
“We mostly talked about the vote, and I said we had 44 people saying it’s not constitutional,” he said. “I think the vote for not guilty will probably grow beyond 44.”
These Republicans are wrong, of course. Impeachment is about barring someone from ever again running for office as much as it is about removing someone from office. Had Trump served a second term the trial may very well be moot, but it’s absolutely valid since Trump was only in office for one term.
Lindsey Graham should be disqualified from being a juror in this impeachment trial. He kissed Trump’s a** more than any other Republican over the last four years and he is still doing it even though Trump is out of office and Graham was just re-elected to another six year term. It really makes one wonder if Trump has dirt on Graham. Either that or Graham really is just a loyal toady.
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