Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of President Donald Trump, leaves the Senate after voting to confirm William Barr to be attorney general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)<.em>
Lindsey Graham doesn’t practice Santeria, and he ain’t got no crystal ball, but if he had a million dollars he’d bet it all on Republicans in 2020, and it’s all thanks to this impeachment circus that has catapulted Trump’s chances this coming election.
Graham was on Fox News’s “Hannity” on Thursday night when he and host Sean Hannity spoke about the impeachment process. Graham told Hannity that he hopes they can wrap this up in a week, but that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has larger goals in mind.
“If you think Chuck Schumer is trying to find out what happened here, you’re missing a lot. Chuck Schumer is trying to take back the Senate,” said Graham. “He’s trying to make the argument that if you don’t call a witness you’re trying to cover up for the president. The truth of the matter is that Chuck Schumer is willing to destroy executive privilege. I can only imagine what he would be saying if this were a Democratic president.”
But if the Democrats think they’re going to chip away at the level of power held by Republicans in the Senate, Graham has some sour news for them. Graham reminded Hannity that when they impeached Clinton in the ’90s, Republicans lost five seats because the people thought they went too far. Now, Graham believes something similar will happen to Democrats, but on a grander scale:
I think 2020 is going to be a blowout. I think what Nancy Pelosi did, to spike the ball at halftime; the score at impeachment is one to nothing us; they lost one Democratic seat by impeaching the president. By the time the trial’s over and we have an election in November, there’s going to be a backlash and let me tell you why: most Americans jealously guard the right to pick their own leaders. I think they’re going to hold it against politicians who try to take that right away. We’re going to get the House back; we’re going to keep the Senate majority and President Trump’s gonna be reelected, and one of the reasons is the way they’ve conducted themselves.
As it stands, poll after poll has shown that impeachment hasn’t helped the Democrats in the least, and everything from donations to attendance at rallies shows that Trump is going to win in 2020. The question now is if the Republicans can win back the House while growing the Senate.
To be honest, it looks like that’s going to happen too.
Also, I apologize for that Sublime reference, but I can’t promise I won’t do it again.