In 1999, Lindsey Graham fought for a fair trial, now he’s kowtowing to protect the President.
Columbia, S.C. — From his flip-flop on witnesses to his refusal to abide by his oath of impartiality, Sen. Lindsey Graham has shamelessly stood by a President he didn’t even vote for. Today, Jaime Harrison for Senate is highlighting Graham’s hypocrisies.
Lindsey Graham’s top impeachment flip-flops:
#1: In 1999, Sen. Graham said, “To cut this trial short, to leave these criminal allegations unanswered, will do a lot of damage” [2:36]. Now, he wants to “to end this crap [the impeachment trial] as quickly as possible.”
#2: In 1998, Sen. Graham asked Congress to not make up their mind in a “political fashion” [09:12-09:39]. Now, Sen. Graham says he is “not trying to pretend to be a fair juror.”
#3: In 1999, Sen. Graham warned against having a trial without witnesses, saying “the only way you will know how criminal it is is to hear the people that were there.” But now, Lindsey says, “I hope nobody will be called as a witness.”