The impeachment process against former U.S. President Donald Trump, which was launched by the Democratic Party, one of the representatives of which is the current U.S. leader Joe Biden, can “blow up” the Senate. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned Democrats about this.
According to him, the continuation of the initiative of the Democratic Party will only further damage the nation, especially if witnesses are involved in the process, because of which the process could drag on “for weeks, if not months.” Graham stressed that the second attempt to impeach Trump was ill-conceived and also violated legal standards. He therefore urged Democrats to end this “travesty” as soon as possible, given the fact that Trump had already left office.
“We have to make sure this process never goes anywhere… Because I don’t want to legitimize the impeachment process used in the House. I think it’s a danger to democracy and to the institution of the presidency itself,” the senator said.
Graham said he was disappointed with Biden’s stance on the issue. The senator said the incumbent could have easily stopped the process and left it in the past, but instead, he chose to stay away despite his calls for unity in the country during his inaugural speech.
Earlier in January, it became known that the U.S. Senate postponed consideration of Trump’s impeachment until February 9. At the same time, a demand to recognize the impeachment process as illegal was rejected. Prior to that, U.S. senators were sworn in to the process of impeachment of the former president. Trump himself, in turn, has already begun negotiations with lawyers to develop a defense strategy for the upcoming hearings.
On January 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump in the wake of the recent unrest in Washington. The past vote was the second attempt to remove the politician from office. He became the first U.S. president to be impeached for the second time, especially after he resigned. Democrats motivated their decision to impeach Trump by, among other things, the fact that he would not be able to run for president once the process was over.