‘Democrats are in a box’: Sen. Graham says Pelosi’s impeachment push is backfiring in Senate

Even though some establishment Republicans have sided with Democrats in their support of an impeachment effort against former President Donald Trump, plenty of other GOP leaders are vehemently opposed to the idea.

In fact, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) recently told Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity that even some Senate Democrats are souring on the idea based on its perceived political downsides to the effort pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

“This is going to blow up in their face”

As the Daily Caller reported, Graham’s remarks came during an on-air appearance on Thursday.

“There’s more than a handful of Democrats praying that [President] Joe Biden will get on the phone and call [Senate Democratic Leader Chuck] Schumer and say it’s over because they understand this is going to blow up in their face politically,” he said.

The South Carolina Republican insisted that his party is largely united against the impeachment effort despite recent remarks by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the chamber’s top Republican.

In the wake of a deadly Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, McConnell said that he believed Trump had “provoked” protesters to storm the Capitol building, implying that he believed the then-president’s rhetoric constituted impeachable acts.

Following a recent meeting with the GOP leader, however, Graham declared that he had “never felt better about the Republican Senate conference being united behind the idea that what the House did was wrong in terms of process.”

“Not one witness was called”

A handful of Republicans reached across the aisle to vote earlier this month in favor of making Trump the only president to be impeached twice on the argument that he incited violence ahead of the Capitol siege.

While Graham had initially distanced himself from Trump in the immediate aftermath of the riot, he has since been vocal in his opposition to the impeachment effort.

“The second impeachment of Donald Trump is not wearing well over time,” he said. “Democrats are in a box. They started this thing in the House, they impeached the president of the United States in Nancy Pelosi’s House in less than 50 hours from bringing it up to conclusion, without a lawyer, not one witness was called.”

As a result, Graham predicted that the Senate will “have an overwhelming Republican vote that this second impeachment of Donald Trupm in unconstitutional.”

His stance appears to run counter to reports that McConnell is at least somewhat supportive of an impeachment trial and might even vote in favor of conviction in order to “purge” Trump from the GOP. In any case, it is unlikely that the 17 Republican senators needed to convict Trump will ultimately vote to do so.

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  1. That witch , Queen Pelosi , needs to take care of her constituants in San Francisco who are living on the streets, polluting the area they are in .She acts like she is absolute boss of the House. Her calls to impeach trump are baseless.

  2. It is time Pelosie gets over herself. The liberals and the media
    have been made a fool of themselves. The can’t get over that a non politician went to DC and was able to do what none of them who we pay were able to do.

    May God Bless Donald Trump.

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  4. Majority Of Senate & Congress Need To Be Impeached For Dereliction Of Duty.. Especially Felosi, Schmucker, Traitor Mitch, & Schitt For Sure, China Joe’s Brain is More Fried Than a Crispy Wonton…

  5. YOU PEOPLE NEED TO PROOF READ WHAT YOU TYPE BEFORE YOU SEND IT OUT TO VIEWERS. YOUR WORK IS SHABBY, AT BEST.

    1. REALLY I am not sure they care about their Grammer as much as the destruction of their country.

  6. Democrats already started one civil war that ended in over 600k deaths and lost. What makes them think they can start another one and win.

  7. Pelosi has done more inciting of rage than Donald Trump and all other Congress “persons” together. She should be on meds, but first she will need detox.

  8. None of them have done their job that they are being paid for. Destroying President is not one of them, stop setting on your brains.

  9. Nancy should be fired for bullying president Trump the entire time he was in office and continues to pick at him. If she was focusing on the job she should be doing, she could have help save many lives. This time last year around April/May she was so focused on impeachment that she caused a slow response on the Covid-19 alarms that should have been a focus! She should be held responsible for the life’s lost due to slower response! She should be in jail!

  10. They need to stop this impeachment attempt, witch hunt over, get rid of top witch Pelosi! She needs to be expelled along with Schumer for their treasonous actions. And if they can impeach Trump, they need to impeach Harris for her part with the anarchy during the summer months, setting up a go fund me account to get those out of jail. But as you can tell how she wouldn’t spend her money to help them, only wants the American People to pay…

  11. She isn’t sober enough to be taken seriously. She is a wicked witch who wants our guns gone, police defunded but the military to protect her sorry butt.

    1. I believe that Pelosi had something to do with setting up that riot. Too bad there aren’t enough politicians who actually want to find out the truth.

  12. Lindsly Graham is blowing in the wind. Nancy and Chuck will have all of their representatives vote to impeach and stick together
    This impeachment is eerily similar to the vote that took place on Jan. 6 where the so called republicans sold out America. So it’s hard to tell how a group of Grifters will vote.

  13. Pelosi should be impeached for all the unconstitutional actions she’s getting away with. That’s why she has the NG protecting her.

  14. Right on peter Guild! I agree Piglosi is complicit in the capitol shennanigans! It was a set up to prevent the objections to the electoral college votes, so they could ram Feeley joebama into the White House! She was supposed to make sure the capitol building was secure since she is “ supposedly” in charge of capitol security! Like everything else, she fell down on the job, then blamed the sergeants at arms for HER failure! She MUST be removed from congress, charged with dereliction of duty, and false charges against President Trump! Plus the shabby treatment of the national guard troops sent there to “ protect” the fake inauguration of a fake president! Hopefully, Graham will keep at her until he gets some answers!

  15. Nancy Pelosi is so full of hatred that it has consumed her life! Obama and HRC rigged their own party’s Presidential Nomination Election in 2016 that took Bernie out, and Clinton running against
    Trump! There is no doubt that Nancy Pelosi was involved, because she is still
    totally fixated on punishing Trump for winning after all their cheating!
    I understand that it takes a certain level of stupid, to cheat, and still lose, but it’s time for that ding-bat, Pelosi to dust herself off, face reality, put one foot in front of the other, and gain back what’s left of her sanity and ride off into the sunset!

  16. Bill Kristol is another hate filled fool that can’t let go of the past, in fact, he should crawl over to the DNC share he belongs beside Romney!

  17. I have voted in every election since I turned 18 and I am 68 now. I have never seen such hatred and lunacy in DC. To waste so much time and money, on trying to impeach a FORMER president when there is so much they need to be doing for the country is bordering on INSANITY.

  18. One major problem with politicians,is they will only do what’s right,if they are afraid of doing what they want will cost them their position. If a democrat is worried that the 2022 vote will go against them for supporting the impeachment,that would be their ONLY reason for going against it, not that it’s wrong.& Just another castration of President Trump!

  19. Sick of political ploys. In dc using the people of usa lives to play your games all ffb. And. News. Too. Get on with your lives. Give us ours back. Bemocrats arent smart enough to run. Usa stop using us get rid of non citizens. Now. This is for all politicions. Not just democrats. All. If you can read. Ffb needs closed down and other competition

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