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Lindsey Graham goes off on Pelosi for ‘political cowardice’ if articles of impeachment denied to Senate

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On Thursday, just one day after the House of Representatives voted to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Senator Lindsey Graham warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that any shenanigans would not be tolerated.

Washington Examiner’s Byron York suggested that it looks like Pelosi may drag her feet when it comes to delivering the articles to the Senate, or perhaps not do it at all.

It would appear that Graham is of the same mind as York, and made it clear to Pelosi that if she is thinking about doing such a thing, it would not be viewed favorably.

“If House Dems refuse to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial it would be a breathtaking violation of the Constitution, an act of political cowardice, and fundamentally unfair to President [Trump,]” he tweeted Thursday morning. “Not allowing the Senate to act on approved Articles of Impeachment becomes Constitutional extortion and creates chaos for the presidency. It also sets in motion a tremendous threat to our Constitutional system of checks and balances.”

“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,” he added. “Nancy Pelosi’s threat to refuse to transmit the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for disposition is an incredibly dumb and dangerous idea. There is a reason one person can’t be Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader at the same time!”

Graham told reporters the move would be ‘incredibly dangerous’:

According to The Hill, Pelosi is scheduled to meet with Chuck Schumer on Thursday to discuss the path forward for Trump’s impeachment, though she is making it clear that whether she hands over the articles depends on if she personally approves of the “process” being offered by the Republican-led Senate.

“And I would hope that would be soon. So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” she whimpered, as though her party hasn’t been harassing the President since the day he took office, ready to impeach if he so much as sneezed funny.


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