In a letter to the soon-to-be Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Lindsey Graham is urging the Democrat to focus on the “national healing of the country” and dismiss the article of impeachment against Trump. Last week, the House voted on a resolution to impeach the sitting president on insurrection charges after a violent mob stormed the Capitol building.
My letter to Democratic Leader Schumer.
The Senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment once it is received in the Senate. We will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great Nation if we do otherwise. pic.twitter.com/fjVcf7iVPf
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 17, 2021
The Daily Wire reports:
“My letter to Democratic Leader Schumer,” the South Carolina Republican captioned his lengthy letter via Twitter. “The Senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment once it is received in the Senate. We will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great Nation if we do otherwise.”
“[I]n your first act as majority leader, rather than begin the national healing that the country so desperately yearns for, you seek vengeance and political retaliation instead,” Graham wrote to Schumer. “While the vice president and Senate Republicans rejected unconstitutional actions, you seek to force upon the Senate, what would itself be but one more unconstitutional action in this disgraceful saga — the impeachment trial of a former president.”
Last week, Graham warned his colleagues not to “legitimize” the rushed and divisive impeachment.
“To my Republican colleagues who legitimize this process, you are doing great damage not only to the country, the future of the presidency, but also to the party. … The individuals who participated in the storming of the Capitol should be met with the full force of the law. They should and will be held accountable,” he said in the statement.
President Trump has officially made history becoming the first-ever president to be impeached twice. The Senate is set to reconvene tomorrow, the day before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.