In his first interview since the release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) declared the Russia investigation is “over for me,” but predicted House Democrats will “stampede to impeach” President Trump.
“Number one, the idea that the Mueller report is not the final word on all things Trump, Russia collusion, obstruction, is news to me. I thought we all trusted Mueller,” he said during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday evening. “Here’s what I think is going on in the House. There’s going to be a stampede to impeach President Trump. They’re gonna use the Mueller report and anything they can find to destroy his presidency. Nancy Pelosi is not in charge of the Democratic Party. The radical left is in charge, so I expect that there will be impeachment proceedings against President Trump and the Mueller report to me is vindication of President Trump. … It is over for me.”
Since the report’s release, there’s been an uptick in calls for President Trump’s impeachment alongside cautionary advice from House Democratic leadership to pull back a bit on talk of impeachment, wary of the political consequences. Graham told Hannity he thinks if Democrats push too hard for impeachment, it’ll end up backfiring in 2020.
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— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) April 23, 2019