Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that efforts to impeach President Joe Biden are lacking due process, and with that being the case, the efforts would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate.
Graham said that Democrats did not give former President Trump the right to due process during the impeachment proceedings against him in 2019 and 2021.
Graham added that he doesn't believe it is ok for anyone to be impeached without a hearing first being held.
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According to Graham, former President Bill Clinton went through a process in the 1990s that allowed him to defend himself.
"But what’s being done in the House to go straight to the floor with articles of impeachment — we criticized the Democrats for not giving Trump any due process. I think this is dead on arrival," Graham said.
"Rep. Lauren Boebert introduced a privileged motion in the House this week to force a vote on impeaching Biden over his handling of federal immigration policy and the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. But the motion caught many of her own colleagues by surprise and did not have support from several notable GOP members in the House and Senate, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy." reported The Hill.
McCarthy said about Boebert’s motion that impeachment is "one of the most serious things you can do as a member of Congress" and an investigative process must occur before you can move forward.
"Throwing something on the floor actually harms the investigation that we’re doing right now," McCarthy said.
One Republican strategist called Boebert’s effort "frankly stupid."
Graham said impeaching any president without "some process in place" is "irresponsible."
"It’s important that we follow the process, and if you believe that President Biden has done something this impeachable, take it through the committee, give him a chance to respond, and we’ll see what happens," Graham said.
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