Senator Lindsey Graham slammed Speaker Pelosi’s decision to withhold Articles of Impeachment from the Senate Thursday; claiming the move is an effort to “extort” the Presidency.
“My concern is the precedent we are setting. The Constitution never envisioned the House being able to: Impeach the president. Dictate the terms of the trial in the Senate. And hold the Articles of Impeachment back to be released at a time of their choosing. It creates a constitutional extortion mechanism that is dangerous for the country,” posted the Senator.
What is driving this crazy idea?
Democrats have finally realized they have a very WEAK case which NEVER should have been brought forward to begin with.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 19, 2019
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "So my concern is the precedent we're setting. In the future, you could have House impeach a president, hold the articles back as a way to extort the president." pic.twitter.com/AUcVsxo0Pq
— The Hill (@thehill) December 19, 2019
Watch Sen. Graham’s comments above.