Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday that he has made up his mind on impeachment and won’t pretend to be an impartial juror.
“I have clearly made up my mind, I’m not trying to hide the fact that I have disdain for the accusation and the process,” Graham said on CBS’s Face the Nation.
Graham also said he understands President Donald Trump’s frustration with the impeachment process in the House and his desire to air his viewpoints in a Senate trial, but that he thinks it’s best to have a quick trial without calling any witnesses.
“If somebody is ready to acquit you, I’d get out of the way,” Graham said, pointing out that the trial could turn into a “circus” if Democrats call their own witnesses like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Security Adviser John Bolton.
“This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything in my power to make it die quickly,” Graham said.
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