Graham Claims He Won’t Watch Impeachment Hearings, Doesn’t Want to “Legitimize” Them
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night that he would not watch today’s House impeachment hearings, claiming he does not want to “legitimize” them.
“I think it would be a danger to the presidency and the future for us to legitimize what is going on in the House. There is no civil proceeding in America, no criminal proceeding in America that denies a person to tell their side of the story by calling witnesses except in the House. And every American deserves the right to confront their accuser–that’s not being done in this case,” he said.
He continued, “To every American who is going to watch tomorrow, this could not happen — in your case, this couldn’t happen in a parking ticket case. This couldn’t happen in any civil matter in America because due process requires the ability of every American to call witnesses on their behalf except for President Trump. So, why am I not going to watch this hearing tomorrow? Because I think it is a threat to the presidency. I don’t want to legitimize it. It’s un-American. It denies the basics of due process.”