Lindsey Graham Seemed To Threaten To Shift Focus To Vice President Harris At Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial: “Be Careful What You Wish For”

Good luck with that.

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In case you hadn’t noticed, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham really doesn’t want to go through with another Senate impeachment trial against Donald Trump — despite the fact that he was literally one of the numerous senators forced to shelter-in-place and ultimately evacuate the Capitol building after the violent insurrection carried out by Trump’s supporters after he spent months egging it on. Graham is so reluctant, in fact, that he’s evidently willing to threaten a change in lanes for the impeachment trials, ultimately suggesting that the focus be centered on Vice President Kamala Harris, warning, “Be careful what you wish for.”

For the past several weeks, Graham has been insistent on not calling any witnesses forward in the upcoming Senate trial against the now-former president. So much so that he claimed it could turn the proceedings into a “circus.” Graham claims that if the Democrats call witnesses, then their Republican counterparts will do the same, which could cause the trial to draw out several weeks or even months, while the South Carolina Senator has repeatedly expressed that, in his opinion, the whole ordeal should be wrapped up as quickly as possible.

Graham doubled down on these comments and added the thinly-veiled threat regarding the focus change to Madam Vice President during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News segment.

“If you’re going to pursue this, and you wanna start calling witnesses, and you want to drag this thing out, it would be fair to have Kamala Harris’ tape play where she bailed people out of jail,” Graham stated. “What more could you do to incite future violence, than to pay the bail of the people who broke up the shops and beat up the cops.”

How’s that not inciting future violence? Be careful what you wish for my Democratic colleagues,” Graham added, “be careful what you wish for.”

It is unclear what “tape” the senator is referencing in his comments regarding Vice President Harris. Harris did share a link to a bail fund last June, before she was Vice President, encouraging people to “chip in” to “help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota” amid protests.

I’ve got news for the senator, though. No one cares about Kamala Harris when it comes to Donald Trump’s now second impeachment trial. We care about the violent attack he incited against our nation’s Capitol and we intend to hold him accountable for that.

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