Watch: Sean Hannity and Lindsey Graham discuss the illegitimacy of the Democrat’s impeachment inquiry
(NBC) Sen. Lindsey Graham, is expected to unveil a resolution Thursday condemning House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry and their decision to conduct the initial investigation behind closed doors.
Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, plans to introduce the resolution, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from Graham’s office. The release slams the inquiry as “illegitimate,” echoing arguments made by the White House and President Donald Trump as part of the administration’s near-universal resistance to cooperating with a probe it has deemed invalid.
Democrats have so far conducted the impeachment investigation behind closed doors with a number of key witnesses in the Ukraine case, prompting complaints from Republicans that the inquiry was being done in “secret.”
Graham’s planned resolution comes a day after a group of House Republicans stormed a secure room, known as SCIF, in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center, where lawmakers on the three House committees were preparing to question Pentagon official Laura Cooper as part of the impeachment inquiry.
Those Republican members protested what they have said is an unfair process by violating House rules and staging a sit-in-type of demonstration that delayed Cooper’s testimony by five hours. Trump thanked them Thursday morning on Twitter.
“Thank you to House Republicans for being tough, smart, and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It has been going on since long before I even got Elected (the Insurance Policy!). A total Scam!”
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