The Democrats’ latest Witch Hunt attempt at snagging back power of the White House by ousting Trump is being called out by a whopping majority of Republican congressmen and women, who have signed on board a complaint started by Sen. Lindsey Graham to condemn the House Dems’ impeachment proceedings, which they have repeatedly kept Republicans out of.
With Democrat leaders like Pelosi and Schiff insisiting on closed-door meetings and even silencing Republicans’ microphones, Graham and most other Republicans in the Senate believe that what Dems are doing is “creating a secret proceeding behind closed doors” in an attempt to ultimately deny President Trump due process!
So, they’re taking things into their own hands to condemn the Democrats involved in the insanity.
Here’s what Lindsey Graham had to say about what drove him to file this complaint:
50/53 Republican senators (excluding, to nobody's shock Mitt "Pierre Delecto" Romney, along with Susan Collins and
Lisa Murkowski) have joined Graham's complaint:
President Trump is appreciative of the Republicans standing up for him against the Democrats.
Here's what the president said to thank them on Twitter:
And, here's the full list (as of 10/26) of Republicans signing on to the complaint, from Lindsey Graham's Twitter:
Politico has more to say:
Senate Republicans are stepping up their attacks on the House’s impeachment inquiry, as the prospect of a trial in the upper chamber grows more likely by the day and President Donald Trump has demanded that his Capitol Hill allies form a firewall of support around him.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally, introduced a resolution on Thursday that condemns the Democrat-led impeachment probe. The South Carolina Republican has attacked Democrats for their handling of the impeachment process. His resolution — backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — calls on the House to hold a vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry and to give Republicans the same authority as Democrats to issue subpoenas.
The House’s “attempted impeachment of President Trump is out of bounds, it’s inconsistent with due process as we know it,” Graham said Thursday. “They created a new process that I think is very dangerous for the country.”
During his press conference, Graham used posters as visual aids to argue that the House’s impeachment inquiry into Trump deviates from the impeachment inquiry into President Bill Clinton. Graham's resolution has 44 Republican co-sponsors.
McConnell said Thursday that no time has been set yet for a vote but that he "obviously" supports the measure.
Senate Republicans have lambasted House Democrats for holding depositions behind closed doors and for declining to hold a vote that would formalize an impeachment inquiry, which happened in both the Clinton and Nixon impeachments but is not required by the constitution.
But Trump’s conservative allies in the House are growing frustrated that their Senate counterparts aren’t doing more to protect the president. Some House Republicans, who have been using their limited tools in the minority to disrupt Democrats’ impeachment probe, think the GOP-led Senate should use their powers to step up their defense of Trump.
CBS News also said:
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution co-sponsored by more than three dozen of his colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, condemning the House for a lack of transparency in the impeachment inquiry.
"Every American should be disturbed by what is taking place in the House of Representatives regarding the attempt to impeach President Trump," Graham said in a release. He told reporters in a press conference that the resolution is a "strong signal to our House colleagues" that "they're off-script."
The measure calls on Democrats in the House to hold a formal vote to initiate an impeachment inquiry, allow the president to call witnesses in his defense and give Republicans in the House minority the ability to issue subpoenas. Graham's office said the resolution had 44 Republican co-sponsors as of Thursday afternoon.
"It is imperative the President be able to confront his accuser, call witnesses on his behalf, and have a basic understanding of the accusations against him that would form any basis for impeachment," Graham said in his statement. "We cannot have a country where every American has rights except Donald Trump. I find the current process illegitimate and dangerous to the future of the presidency."
McConnell said in a statement that "House Democrats are even denying their own Republican colleagues basic procedural rights that the minority party was granted throughout previous impeachments."
Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Graham accused Democrats of "selectively leaking information" from the closed depositions to reporters. He also accused reporters of being unfair towards Republicans, saying that if Republicans were leaking information about an investigation regarding a Democrat, they would be criticized by the press.