Graham says Obama could be impeached if Senate pursues Trump trial after inauguration

In an unprecedented move, House Democrats, along with a handful of Republicans, voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time last week, alleging that he incited a riot at the U.S. Capitol. In another first, Trump’s Senate trial will not conclude until his term has already ended.

One high profile Republican, however, has suggested that Trump may not be the only one who needs to worry about a post-presidency conviction. 

Impeach Obama?

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pointed out the absurdity of attempting to impeach a president after he has already left office during an interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

“Should we impeach Barack Obama because, for 24 hours, he never lifted a finger to help those people under siege in Benghazi?” Graham said. “Where does this stop?”

Graham was referring to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on an American consulate and a CIA annex located in Benghazi, Libya.

Ambassador Chris Stevens, United States Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, as well as CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were killed in the assault.

A 2016 congressional report concluded that the facilities were known to be poorly defended and that requests to bolster security were ignored by Obama and his administration.

“Where does this stop?”

“We impeach the president today without any evidence. It’s just sheer hatred. If this becomes the norm, be careful what you wish for today,” Graham told Hannity.

The senator continued: “Under this theory, the radical left — if you can impeach a president after they’re out of office, why don’t we impeach George Washington? He owned slaves. Where does this stop?

“So, to my Republican colleagues, let’s stand firm for the idea — whether you like Donald Trump or not, he’s not above the law,” he urged.

“If he did something wrong, you know, you can face the consequences of the law. Impeachment is political. What we’re doing here is we’re impeaching the president without any evidence, without any witnesses and we’re going to have a trial after they are out of office,” Graham asserted.

“How do you survive as a president in the future?” the senator concluded, noting that the move “will be an attack on the presidency in perpetuity.”

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    1. It IS possible to impeach (and de-legitimize) a former president if he is convicted of TREASON, which Obama WILL be. He will then be stripped of the title and not be included in the list of (legitimate) past presidents. Also, anything he signed, ordered or appointed may be declared null and void. The difference between him and our current POTUS (Trump) is that Obama actually is a traitor and a dangerous criminal.

      1. Totally agree; there’s plenty evidence, not hearsay, of all the evil he thus far has gotten away with. And I’d like very much to see that real justice under the real law is carried out against ALL the corrupt criminals in the Obama administration, starting w/Biden.

    2. yes and waste MORE taxpayer money!!! But I’m all for impeaching Obama and while at it, take away ANY benefits he has if they are taking them away from Trump!

    3. Me too!! He knew all about the surveillance of trump campaign!!! THAT’S AN ABUSE OF POWER!!! Unlike the bogus investigation of president Trump obama’s crimes are validated on paper.

      1. There are several crimes he could be impeached for. but with DEMOCRAT congress do you really think it would go? HECK NO!!!

    4. God promises the same to those of us who are already being persecuted…Matthew 5:10
      “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
      For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

    5. I agree! Bring it! Let’s get this party started!
      Look out Biden! Can you say Russian Collusion with Clinton?
      Look out Clinton! Can you say pedophile? Rape?
      What goes around comes around!

    6. Exactly, I think every living past president can be impeached too, i.e. George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama including Jimmy Carter. They can always make up lies.

  1. All of this B.S. will stop when all the damn democrats are out of any kind of government office either elected or appointed and charged with treason to this country and all put in jail for the rest of their lives.

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  3. Obama needed impeached many years ago for all the wrong things he has done and how he just let people die for nothing.

    1. Yes they should have done it years ago. But the spinless Republicans did not have the gonads to do it!!!! And now that they don’t have the power they are threatening it? LMAO!!!

  4. I think it would be impossible to prove that President trump incited violence
    at the Capitol Building. Nothing in his speech ever contributed to that.
    There are so many lies and plots against him, I think we could line up 100 people and convict them of lying and conniving and plotting and planning to ruin him. So please, let’s start with them first, then we can go all the way back to George Washington, and keep inventing things to vent our insane anger.
    Here Joe, how about free psychiatrists for all the angy people, all the haters.
    That would be a big step toward your phony “unity”!

    1. Especially if it the capital attack was planned well before Trumps speech! The funny thing is the Democrats were all up in arms about the attack may have been planned in advance an was going to fully investigate. Then the figured out that planning the attack before Trump s speech didn’t fit their narrative. Oops! They are so dumb. But then they always jump in with both feet without ever fully thinking about the consequences.
      Impeach 44!

      1. Yes, the Dems had it all planned to bring their goons in to cause destruction on day of President Trump’s rally so they could blame it on Trump! This is despicable politics!!!!!!

    2. Donna I agree with you. What does it say in the Bible, let he who is without sin! Cast the first stone. Shame on dems. Sad,sad,sad.

  5. Well, Biden the puppet could be impeached as well, and Harris also as well as Pelosi. There will never be a stop to all this if they continue going after each other. What needs to be done is the Dems to start working for all of us for unity along w/the Republicans, and that goes for those Reps. that stabbed Trump in the back by not unifying against this impeachment. OK, they may not like the man but they cannot take what he did for us away and that is why I voted for him, not for who he is but what he did and has done for us that the puppet will undo and sell us to his Chinese friends. Right there, the puppet could be impeached.

  6. My opinion, WE should be able to impeach the senators, congress people and anyone else we disagree with. END ALL career politicians.

  7. The demograph do not want to charge Obama with treason left a millions and the fact that he was born in Kenya which he admitted himself which means you cannot be a president of the United States which means he’s old treason a number of times he has said weapons South of the border which is used against border regions which killed he had no right to be president everything he signed and everything he did are completely unconstitutional and a Democrat will do nothing and they are and just as guilty so because they knew

  8. Bottom line how can you impeach a president after he leaves office with no proof that he himself had anything to do with the Capital attack. And if you do then you need to go back and impeach Obama, Joe Biden for all his crimes. And kamala harris as well. Trump did alot for our country . Biden did nothing for our country as a vice president with 47 years . Obama did nothing for our country as well. So Trump has done everything for our country. So Why impeach Trump with no evidence he did anything wrong ?????

  9. There are plenty of things (crimes!) to impeachment with. Someone should have already written up impeachment articles on him!!! In fact please, someone with a little power, please just do it.

  10. Illegitimate of Obama sweeping the US with fixated birth certificate drive to a Presidential elected campaign twice violating the US constitution law to spying regular civilians storm a Russian gate fabricated conspiracy into 2016 Presidential inciting home grow terrorism for police violence divides this country’s using Black Americans with beautiful rhetoric drowning support of Communist counters part is enough evidence for his impeachment after Biden fake shadow
    Governments agency ignited more tensions by Deep States Dark Powers intensifies proven qualified impeachment certified need to pursue further until justification beings served !

  11. Obama is the product of the CIA who put him in office with covering up where really was born. The CIA is evil and should be disbanded as President Kennedy knew before they too him out.

  12. Agree with all above posts! Obama should have been impeached for trading five top Taliban leaders for a lousy deserter, plus the Ben Ghazi lie and cover up, funding terrorists, sending billions to Iran to fund their terror organizations, and so much more! He should be banned from the u.s., sent back to Kenya and not allowed back in our country! Plus HE is the shadow government, using feeler joe to get back in the White House! He is a low life rat and needs to meet his punishment for spying on President Trump’s campaign and killary’s bought and paid for dossier, so much to answer for. It is time for a reckoning!

  13. Graham where was our standing president Obama? How many calls did he get?What happened while our men were fighting for their lives? Why shouldn’t he be impeached? Graham you 2 faced weasel!

    1. Graham talks out of both sides of his mouth; all he does is talk, no action just rhetoric; a true politician

  14. What about Obama after ben laden killed announcing to the world that the Navy Seals did it, which was a security breach – treason, that cause these 4 Navy Seals to be shot down in a few days. Nothing ever became of this tragic event because Obama didn’t when him to be killed. He was out playing golf when he was called backed and had pictures of he and Hillary very sad sitting there.

  15. If only the Republican party stood together and stop attacking each other we would have the Senate and Congress under controlled. They even conspired with Democratic Swamp Creatures just days before our Commander in Chief was to leave the office.
    Can you believe ten Rinos voted along with the Democratics to impeach our Republican President that’s done more for America then any other President before him ever. Never has any President and his entire family had to endured what President Donald J Trump had to deal with as for four years.
    Be he did complete everything he promised to do to Make America Great Again. The recent Election was stolen from Trump and we know it.
    Even our highest Court refused to hear witnesses or videos and other evidence that showed it was stolen.
    Imagine even our DOJ, FBI,CIA,NSA and the entire Democratic Party conspired to removed a sitting President who was just doing what he promised Americans he would do. He brought back jobs, put more sanctions against Iran, China, Russia. He also made sure all out NATO Countries start paying their share of cost and America would no longer be the world’s bank.
    He even put four hundred miles at out Southern Border.
    He also put a stop of illegal immigration crossing our borders.
    And our own government agencys and the prior Obama and his entire administration conspired against him begging in 2016 even before he was sworned into office.
    Even after the entire Biden family was caught in accepting bribes from China he was falsely shown to have won the election.
    But it was only stolen from Trump Americans know it.
    The American people saw the steal the FBI, CIA, NSA ,DOJ were all involved and even our Courts saw it and did nothing.
    The FBI, had a lab top with criminal activity of the entire Biden family and they sat on it for about a year. So we can’t trust all above agencies involved in the Treason they’ve all committed.
    God Bless America, God Bless Trump and his family a true American Hero 2020 stolen 2024 for sure.
    Hey, Graham stop saying things you’re going to do
    And do it, you are all talk and no action go crawl under a rock already.

  16. OK Lindsey. So what if Obama could be impeached. Who are you going to convince to do it? Can you say P-I-P-E-D-R-E-A-M?

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