Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has chimed in on the nonsense impeachment inquiry stemming from a whistleblower’s claim that Trump stepped out of line when he asked Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden’s potential crimes in the country.
Since the release authorized by President Trump of the full, unredacted transcript of the controversial call, many Republicans – Graham included – have come to the President’s defense pointing out the facts that the transcript revealed.
As Graham excellently put it,
“From my point of view, to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane…From quid pro quo aspect, there’s nothing there.”
Newsweek had the following to say about Sen. Graham slamming the impeachment inquiry as "insane":
Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C., said impeaching any president over a phone call like the one President Donald Trump had with the Ukrainian leader “would be insane.”
Graham made his remarks to reporters on Wednesday after the release of a memo of a call between Trump and Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Graham’s talk with reporters was shown by CNN.
“So, for my point of view, to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane” he said.
And he added: “I hope we will look into the corruption problem in the Ukraine.”
Greenville News also said:
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham delivered unequivocal support for President Donald Trump less than an hour after the White House released the rough transcript of a phone call congressional Democrats say could be grounds for impeachment.
Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning, the South Carolina Republican announced that he had read the five-page transcript between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 — and saw no evidence of misconduct.
“From my point of view, to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane,” said Graham, who also shared that he had spoken to Trump earlier in the day to “applaud” him for releasing the document.
“I told him, ‘Mr. President, the desire to get you is unending,’” Graham recalled of his conversation. “(Democrats) were calling for your impeachment before they even knew what was in the phone call.”
Graham also reiterated his interest in pursuing another investigation, not into Trump but into former Vice President Joe Biden.
Democrats insist the phone call between Trump and Zelensky constitutes a potentially impeachable offense: Trump, a sitting president, clearly asked a foreign leader to look into the circumstances under which Biden, his political rival for reelection, advocated for the firing of a prosecutor who happened to be looking into corruption of a business in which his son, Hunter Biden, had a stake.
As vice president, Biden urged Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor for not sufficiently pursuing corruption cases broadly. He has maintained his actions had nothing to do with helping his son.