He doesn’t want any of those pesky facts to screw up his support for Donald Trump.
Courtesy of Axios:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that he will not read any of the transcripts released Tuesday by the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry, telling CBS News: ‘”I’ve written the whole process off. … I think this is a bunch of B.S.”
In a revision to his Oct. 17 testimony, U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland acknowledged that he told a Ukrainian official that the release of military aid to Ukraine would “likely not occur” unless President Volodymyr Zelensky announced an investigation into a gas company with ties to Joe Biden’s son.
Graham, a fierce Trump defender, told reporters on Sept. 25: “If you’re looking for a circumstance where the president of the United States was threatening the Ukraine with cutting off aid unless they investigated his political opponent, you’d be very disappointed. That does not exist.”
Graham was also pressed on what it would take to change his mind on impeachment in an interview with “Axios on HBO” last month. He told Axios’ Jonathan Swan: “If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo, outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing.”
This is just a complete abdication of Graham’s responsiblity as a senator.
At this poont I don’t think that John McCain is simply rolling over in his grave, I would imagine that he is actively trying to claw his way to the surface so that he could give Graham a good bitch slapping.
If other GOP politicians follow suit I am not sure how the Republican party survives the Trump presidency.