Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reported on Fox News on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) speech may return to the after impeachment condemning President Donald Trump Persecute Republicans.
Graham went so far as to say that McConnell’s speech was “putting a burden on the Republicans”.
McConnell’s anti-Trump speech
It came a day after McConnell claimed that Trump’s actions prior to the Capitol uprising last month “committed a shameful breach of duty” and was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day”.
During an interview with Graham, Fox News host Chris Wallace said, “Let me ask you about someone he might be mad at and tell me if it’s him or not, Mitch McConnell, who made a strange speech yesterday in which he basically said the president was guilty but the Senate had no power to condemn a former president. “
“What did he think of McConnell’s speech, what did you think of McConnell’s speech?” he added.
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“Well, number one, I was a bit surprised, but I heard that in 1998. I was in three of the four impeachments,” replied Graham.
“I’m sorry. Bottom line: In 1998 a lot of Democrats acquitted Clinton, but fell on the floor and said how bad he was,” he said. “You know, Nancy Pelosi called us all cowards. I don’t think so that most Republicans care what they think. “
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“I think Senator McConnell’s speech obviously took a load off his chest, but unfortunately it put a burden on the Republicans,” he added. “You will see this speech in 2022 campaigns.”
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“I would imagine if you’re a Republican running in Arizona, Georgia or New Hampshire, where we have a chance to retake the Senate, you might be playing Senator McConnell’s speech and asking for it as a candidate,” Graham continued .
“I imagine if you are an incumbent Republican you will be asked if you will support Senator McConnell in the future,” he concluded. “So I like you, Senator McConnell. He worked well with President Trump. I think his speech is an outlier in terms of how Republicans feel about it. “
This piece was written by James Samson on February 14th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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