Veiled Threats from his own party?
South Carolina GOP Senator, Lindsey Graham, obviously skipped American Government classes in school. Either that or he has just conveniently forgotten which branch of the government has the power to impeach the president.
From the Washington Examiner:
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday questioned Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about what it would take to impeach President Trump. The Republican senator used a portion of his time for questions at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to probe Gorsuch about the impeachment process.
Judge Gorsuch remained calm and collected as he answered Graham’s ridiculous questions:
“In case President Trump is watching, which he may very well be, one you did a good job picking Judge Gorsuch, and number two—here’s the bad part—if you start waterboarding people, you may get impeached. Is that a fair summary?”
“Senator, the impeachment power belongs to this body,” Gorsuch answered. “That’s even better,” Graham replied. “Would he be subject to prosecution?” “Senator, I’m not going to speculate,” Gorsuch said. “But he’s not above the law,” Graham replied. “No man is above the law,” Gorsuch said. “No man.”
Apparently, the S.C. senator also missed what President Trump said about waterboarding as well- which is that he would defer to…
President Trump and his Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, disagree on waterboarding. While the president has stated that he believes it works, Mattis feels it is an ineffective interrogation tool.
Given Mattis’ military and terrorism expertise, Trump said during a recent joint press conference with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that he would defer to Mattis and “trust his experience.”
Graham was the first senator—on either side of the aisle—to discuss potentially impeaching Trump. Graham focused much of the rest of his time asking questions on the issues of abortion and war powers the Washington Examiner reported.