“You know what I believe about all of this? It was a bunch of partisan bulls*** in the House,” Sen. Lindsey Graham declared on national TV. “It continued in the Senate. It’s going to end Wednesday and the president is going to get acquitted. It’s going to blow up in their face.”
Graham appeared on “Hannity” Friday evening and accepted the Fox News host’s thanks and congratulations for his involvement in putting down the Democrats’ impeachment coup.
“I know how hard you work. I know you stood for the truth and the Constitution, and this was never going to be an impeachment conviction, but thank God we got to where we got to today,” Sean Hannity said. “But why is it Wednesday?”
Graham responded and explained the delay in wrapping up the whole impeachment charade. “You know, Mitch McConnell did a fabulous job. You have 100 people in the Senate and you have to deal with them all. That is the best he can do. They’ve [Democrats] got a lot of ability to drag this thing out, really forever. But he negotiated Wednesday. I wish it would be sooner.
“But you have Alan Dershowitz on, Ted Cruz was awesome, Trey Gowdy is so smart,” continued Graham. “I went to the school of hard knocks. You know what I believe about all of this? It was a bunch of partisan bulls*** in the House. It continued in the Senate, it’s going to end Wednesday and the president is going to get acquitted. It’s going to blow up in their face and I think that’s what this is all about.
After perhaps a few gasps in the control booth, Hannity replied: “You know what — I’m glad you said it. If I say it, I’m going to have to deal with it at work for the next whatever many days … but you know what it is–it is total B.S. And you know something, they have not considered one time, the country. Senator, you are in Washington, you’re in the swamp and the sewer. And I think this is what draining it looks like.”
Graham went on to point out President Trump’s efforts to work in a bipartisan fashion with Congress, “in spite of people hating his guts.” Graham did give credit to the Dems for at least working with Trump to pass the USMCA and prison reform.
The Republican Senator from South Carolina then stepped back to explain his B.S. comment. “The reason this is B.S., Sean, is it took 78 days in the House to impeach the President of the United States. During that time, Schiff led the investigation. The president could not call one witness on his behalf, could not cross-examine anybody, was shut out, and most of it was hearsay.
“So it defies basic fairness,” Graham continued. “When it got to the Senate, they are accusing me and Ted [Cruz] and others of being unfair because we refuse to call witnesses they could have called in the House. And you know why they didn’t call Mulvaney and Bolton and others in the House, Sean? You know why they didn’t? Because it would get in the way of them impeaching the president before the election. Their goal is not to remove him from office, but put a black mark on his record. And I hope it blows up in their face.”
Watch the Hannity segment with Graham here …
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Meanwhile, Graham is taking heat from the left, with the Democrats’ latest tool, Lev Parnas, claiming to have “a lot of information about his [Graham’s] dealings,” saying the senator was “in the loop just like everyone else” with regard to Rudy Giuliani’s aim to dig up information on Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine.
“It was surreal then to watch Lindsey Graham up there, the indicted Parnas said. “… [H]e’s out there talking about all this stuff, that this is a sham, this should go away when at the end of the day, he was in the loop just like everyone else.”
Parnas was interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, but after implying he had insider dope on Graham, he admitted he did not know if Graham was “deeply involved.” He also confessed he had no direct contact with the senator.
Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, claims GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham “was in the loop” about their efforts in Ukraine to uncover dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden. https://t.co/rBb1nC4vRG pic.twitter.com/lEgPB8gUQ7
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 30, 2020
“He was aware of what was going on, going back to at least 2018, maybe even earlier,” Parnas said of Graham.
“So you’re saying Sen. Lindsey Graham knew about you and Mr. Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine?” Anderson asked.
“Absolutely, just like I said,” he replied. “First of all, Sen. Graham was involved before even I got involved with Mayor Giuliani. So he had to have been in the loop, and he had to have known what was going on.”
Ummm … OK, then.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had attempted to admit Parnas to the impeachment trial on Wednesday by providing him with a ticket to the spectacle … a stunt that would have been right in line with how the Dems have gamed the system for years. However, Parnas wears an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet as part of his being under arrest and released on bail as he awaits trial on charges of funneling foreign donations to U.S. political candidates, and that prevented the former Rudy Giuliani associate admission to the trial.
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