Sen. Lindsey Graham will ask Republican senators to sign a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declaring President Trump's phone call with Ukraine’s president is not an impeachable offense.
Appearing on Fox News Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican trashed House Democrats, saying they are “about to destroy the nation for no good reason.”
“The House could care less about fairness. Schiff is not looking for the truth,” Graham said. “There should be a vote on impeachment. You have to have a vote to make it legitimate, and at the end of the day, I am going to shed light on all things Ukraine.”
Graham claimed that even if the House votes to impeach the president, the Republican-led Senate would not vote to remove Trump from office over his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I’m going to ask my colleagues in the Senate — Republicans — to sign a letter to Nancy Pelosi saying we do not believe the transcript of the phone call between the president and the Ukraine is an impeachable offense,” Graham said.
“I’ve read the transcript,” he continued. “I do not see anything wrong there, and I want Nancy Pelosi to know that Republican senators are not going to impeach this president based on this transcript. So she can stop now before she destroys the country.”
House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into the president last month over concerns that he asked Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, in exchange for military aid. The White House has pushed back on the inquiry, accusing Pelosi of overseeing "illegitimate" proceedings and daring House Democrats to hold a full impeachment vote.