Lindsey Graham: Trump’s impeachment ‘will meet a quick demise’ in Senate trial

House Democrats passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump along partisan lines on Wednesday, setting the stage for an impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. And the GOP isn’t wasting any time getting the ball rolling.

According to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump’s impeachment “will meet a quick demise in the Senate.”

“A quick demise”

The senator’s remarks came on Twitter on Wednesday evening just as House Democrats were wrapping up their vote to officially impeach Trump, according to Breitbart.

Graham added in a later tweet that President Trump is “likely to be re-elected” in 2020 — and the House could even flip Republican, he suggested. The senator also blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in his tweet, alleging that her hand was forced by the so-called “Squad,” including freshman congresswomen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and what he called the “liberal mob.”

“It’s a crock”

This isn’t the first time Graham has made clear that he doesn’t want to linger on impeachment. According to Breitbart, the senator signaled to Fox News last week that he’s “ready to go” when it comes to ending the impeachment charade.

“I don’t want to give it any legitimacy because it’s a crock,” Graham said, according to Fox. “My goal is to end this as soon as possible for the good of the country because I think it’s a danger to the presidency to legitimize this.”

Though Graham won’t be in charge of an impeachment trial in the Senate, he does wield substantial influence as the head of the body’s Judiciary Committee, likely putting him right beside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as one of the top Republicans managing the proceedings.

As for the White House, they’re taking the impeachment in stride.

“Today marks the culmination in the House of one of the most shameful political episodes in the history of our Nation,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement following the House’s Wednesday vote. “The President is confident the Senate will restore regular order, fairness, and due process, all of which were ignored in the House proceedings. He is prepared for the next steps and confident that he will be fully exonerated.”

If Graham has his way, Trump will indeed be vindicated — and this sham of an impeachment will soon meet its “quick demise.”

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