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Graham: Dems Better Not Open “Can of Worms” By Calling Witnesses

In remarks about Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that Democrats had better think twice before “opening a can of worms” by calling witnesses to testify against the former president. Graham said that if Democrats call even a single witness, Republicans will respond by bringing the FBI onto the floor to speak to lawmakers.

“If you open that can of worms, we’ll want the FBI to come in and tell us about how people pre-planned this attack and what happened with the security footprint at the Capitol. You open up Pandora’s Box if you call one witness,” he said.

Graham also took a shot at Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who is pushing the Senate to holding a confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland the day before the trial is scheduled to begin.

“Democrats do not get to score political points in an unprecedented act of political theater on one hand while also trying to claim the mantle of good government on the other,” Graham said.

One of Trump’s impeachment attorneys, David Schoen, told Sean Hannity this week that Senate Democrats are going into the trial having already decided the former president’s guilt.

“This process is completely unconstitutional and it is a very, very dangerous road to take with respect to the First Amendment, putting at risk any passionate political speaker which is really against everything we believe and in this country,” he said.

In addition to arguing that the trial itself is unconstitutional (because Trump is no longer a sitting president), Schoen and co-counsel Bruce Castor say they will present evidence that some Capitol rioters had already planned to storm the building long before Trump spoke that morning, making the Democrats’ case entirely irrelevant. They will also challenge the charges on First Amendment grounds, saying that an impeachment conviction would have vast ramifications when it comes to the censorship of political speech.

Frankly, we don’t understand why they don’t go with the simplest argument, which is that Trump never incited anyone. He never told them to set one foot on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. He certainly didn’t tell anyone to go through the barricades. He absolutely did not tell them to push past police and take over the exterior of the building. And he didn’t even come close to telling them to break inside and stop the certification proceedings.

On the other hand, seeing as how a majority of Senate Republicans have already voted to call the whole trial unconstitutional, we don’t really understand the point of going through with it in the first place. This is nothing other than Democrat showboating.

Just like it was last time.

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  1. The Democrats just LOVE to waste taxpayer money..they believe there is this endless supply for them to spend however they like, on what ever the flavor du jour is that day..if you dare to ask a serious question ;” they just have to circle back to you on that”………..ummm, because they have no honest answers.
    The Senate will NOT impeach Trump…it is just more theatre to take away the focus on all the Executive orders from the Obama holdover intent on totally destroying America.

    • How’s your gas prices lately… Still working??? Get ready for your taxes to go sky high… After all, you gotta pay back all that money biden and his master’s are giving away to people who hate us…

  2. I’ve seen the wrath of Lindsey Graham a little bit just 1 time and only 1 time

    I wonder if his wrath and all that US power can really work together to destroy some neverTRUMP politicians

    immediately??

    ❤💥👍CHRISTrump and all his US TRUMPlican Lawmakers successfully US 2020/2021/2024 Reelected Landslide
    Amen & Amen👍💥❤

  3. This is the first time an entire jury is composed of prime witnesses for the prosecution. Every Senator knows he is guilty and yet nearly every Republican Senator has already decided to vote innocent out of cowardly fear of Trump. If he is acquitted we will go through this horror again in four years when he loses that election, too.

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