Senator Lindsey Graham went on the “Hugh Hewitt” show to show his support of Bob Mueller and his investigation and said that it would cause impeachment if Trump were to fire the special counsel.
Lindsey Graham has been a vocal critic of past calls from the Republican side to fire the special counsel and responded to several questions that asked about his position on the matter.
“If the President fired Robert Mueller, do you think that would be an impeachable offense?” Hewitt asked.
“Probably so, if he did it without cause, yeah,” Graham responded.
Another question, which asked why the Senator would call for the president’s impeachment if he fired Mueller, came shortly after.
“Now Angus King said no last hour. Why do you think it would be?”
“I think what the President will have done is stopped an investigation into whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians, what effect the Russians had on the 2016 campaign,” Graham responded. “I can’t see it being anything other than a corrupt purpose.”
Graham’s reasons for supporting the special counsel run out when explaining the credibility and evidence uncovered so far by Mueller’s probe.
“I can’t think of a more upsetting moment in the rule of law to have an investigator looking at a president’s campaign as to whether or not they colluded with a foreign government, what kind of crimes may have been committed,” he said. “I’ve seen no evidence of collusion, but to stop investigation without cause, I think, would be a Constitutional crisis.”
The first thing we need to do is step back for a moment and investigate Graham’s statements. From what we can read from the interview, Graham is wholly supportive of the special counsel’s research into whether or not the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election. Furthermore, Graham offers his support of a congressional impeachment vote against President Trump if he were to fire Robert Mueller, promptly ending the Russian investigation.
This is the mindset, unfortunately, of many of our congressional members. This mentality promotes the idea that if you are innocent, you should be able to act innocent, and therefore accept numerous investigations into you, your presidential campaign as well as its members, and your family. If you try to avert any investigation efforts conducted by your government, even if there is no evidence gained that show your guilt, you will be punished — in this case, Trump is threatened with impeachment, even from his own party.
Does Trump not get the fourth amendment? Does the fifth amendment apply to everyone except Donald Trump? These are the questions that some of our lawmakers do not take into account, or maybe they do, they just don’t care. They don’t care for many reasons, but reason number one is that they do not like Donald Trump, and are looking for any reason to impeach him, even if it means ousting your own party.