Lindsey Graham Provides Key Reminder to Democrats on Why They're Losing on the Witness Debate

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses while speaking to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses while speaking to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

On the eve of what could possibly be the last day of the Senate’s impeachment trial, Democrats are still yada yadaing about “new witnesses” and “new evidence” and how Republican opposition to the introduction of either is the sign of a “cover-up.”

It’s a tiresome argument, and an untrue one at that – especially considering that it’s the House’s job to do the witness/investigative work prior to voting to impeach a president, not the Senate’s once the ball lands in their court.

To put a finer point on the matter, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took to the Twitter machine earlier today to fact check Democrats and their claims regarding witnesses. Calling Democratic allegations of Republican witness blocking “outrageous”, Graham pointed to how House Democrats conducted the impeachment inquiry in the first place, and put the blame squarely on them:

It is because of that rush to impeach and denying Republican witness requests during the House’s impeachment inquiry that SchiffCo. have no one to blame but themselves for the predicament they find themselves in now, tweeted Graham:

That Adam Schiff (D-CA), the rest of the House’s impeachment managers, and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) keep insisting on the allowance of “new” everything is solid proof that Democrats rushed to impeach President Trump with a weak case for political reasons rather than anything related to any alleged impeachable offenses, as Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Graham, and many other Republicans have noted over the last several weeks.

That Democrats are alleging a “cover-up” at this stage of the game considering how they thwarted the concept of due process at every turn from the beginning of the impeachment inquiry to the day of the vote to impeach is the height of chutzpah. Next time they want to blame someone for why they can’t get anywhere on the witness issue, they might want to look in a mirror.