Sen. Graham suggests Kamala Harris could be impeached if GOP retakes House
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) suggested Sunday that Republicans could wind up impeaching Vice President Kamala Harris, saying that former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial over the January 6 Capitol riot “opened Pandora’s Box.”
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” the day after the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit the former commander-in-chief for “incitement of insurrection,” Graham told host Chris Wallace that Harris’ support for a fund that bailed out Black Lives Matter protesters last summer could leave her open to impeachment, too.
“And if you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House,” Graham said, according to The New York Post.
“Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open,” he added. “So we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here and I’m sad for the country?”
Back in June, before becoming President Joe Biden’s running mate, Harris tweeted: “If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”
Of the people bailed out by the MFF were a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice-convicted sex offender, according to a Fox News report.
Earlier this month, Graham spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity about Trump’s impeachment trial and the possibility of impeaching Harris.
“If you’re going to pursue this, and you want to start calling witnesses, and you want to drag this thing out, it would be fair to have Kamala Harris’ tape play where she bailed people out of jail,” Graham said.
“What more could you do to incite future violence, than to pay the bail of the people who broke up the shops and beat up the cops,” Graham added. ”How’s that not inciting future violence? Be careful what you wish for, my Democratic colleagues, be careful what you wish for.”
While having said that Trump may have pushed “narratives about the election that I think are not sound and not true,” Graham voted to acquit the former president on Saturday.
“The president is a handful, and what happened [at the Capitol] on 6 January was terrible for the country. But he’s not singularly to blame,” Graham said. “Democrats have sat on the sidelines and watched the country being burned down for a year and a half and not said a damn word, and most Republicans are tired of the hypocrisy.”
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