Press Release: Jaime Harrison Slams Lindsey Graham for Hiding from Reporters and Voters to Protect the President

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Columbia, S.C. — Today, Jaime Harrison, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, slammed Sen. Lindsey Graham for skipping out on a planned press conference in the wake of former national security adviser John Bolton supporting a crucial allegation in the impeachment proceedings.

“From Lindsey Graham’s flip-flop on witnesses to his refusal to abide by his oath of impartiality, to now skipping out on a press conference just to shamelessly stand by a President he didn’t even vote for,” Harrison said. “There’s not a bone in his body that holds up South Carolina’s values of fairness, honesty and justice. Lindsey Graham only cares about playing Washington political games and not the people of South Carolina.”

Previously a fierce advocate for fair and judicious impeachment trials, Sen. Lindsey Graham has shown his true colors and his sycophancy towards President Donald J. Trump. In recent weeks, Graham has stated he was “not trying to pretend to be a fair juror”, despite taking an oath to do “impartial justice.” 

Graham has also made clear his intention to hijack the trial and fix an acquittal for the President by advocating for no additional evidence or witnesses to take the stand. He stated he wants “to end this crap [the impeachment trial] as quickly as possible”, and he said “I hope nobody will be called as a witness.”

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