Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has issued a sudden warning to Joe Biden: If you want “healing,” back off Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) “scarlet letter” impeachment of Donald Trump.
According to Fox News, Graham shared his message on the latest episode of the network’s Sunday Morning Futures, saying Biden will prove “an incredibly weak figure in American history” if he does not rein in his party.
Graham: Back away, Joe
Democrats, and some Republicans, want to brand Trump with “T” for traitor for “incitement of insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when a mob of his supporters stormed the building.
Trump, who is leaving office Wednesday, is now the first president to be impeached twice — and current plans make him the first to face impeachment after his presidency is over.
President-elect Biden has endorsed the effort, while calling on the Senate to continue with the “urgent business” of fighting the coronavirus and confirming Biden’s staff.
But Graham said that it would behoove Biden to “stand up to the radical left” and call off the “unconstitutional” and “insane” move altogether, adding that it will only divide the nation further.
“This is a Scarlet Letter impeachment where the Democrats are trying openly to disqualify President Trump from ever holding office again after he leaves office,” Graham said, according to Fox. “This has never been done in the history of our country.”
Same to Schumer
Sen. Graham also sent a letter to incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asking him to drop the “unconstitutional act of political vengeance,” the New York Post reported.
“Such a gratuitous, meaningless effort…is neither worthy of our great institution, nor a service to our great Nation and the American people,” Graham implored. “It will incite further division.”
Polls show that half of all voters, and the majority of Republicans, are against the effort. While much remains uncertain about a Senate trial, Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that he might vote to convict Trump. Trump could then be barred from seeking office again.
Graham, for his part, told Fox that Biden is “off to a lousy start” and that “it would be so easy for him in the name of healing this country to tell Schumer to stand down impeachment.”
“It’s being driven by the radical left and what is Joe Biden doing? He’s sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing,” Graham said, as Fox reported.