A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell betrayed President Trump with a speech condemning him for “provoking” the unruly mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program to slam the Kentucky senator’s weakness.
“What we need right now is Sen. McConnell to unequivocally say the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country,” said Graham. “Stand up and fight back.”
Graham said that he had nothing but praise for the way that McConnell spent the last four years helping President Trump, and he gave him credit for being a legislative “street fighter” at a time when the country needed him to stand strong. However, Graham emphasized that McConnell and all other Republicans need to hold their ground and prevent Democrats from pursuing an unconstitutional post-presidency impeachment conviction of Trump.
“Our country needs to heal,” he said. “A second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office won’t heal the country, it will further divide the country. As to the Republican Party, if we throw in the towel, or are perceived to having thrown in the towel, and not fighting against this impeachment, the Republican Party, as Rand Paul said, will ‘crack up.’”
Hannity himself was even more pointed in his remarks to McConnell, assuring him that he would not see another term in the Senate if he gives Chuck Schumer free reign to pursue Trump’s impeachment conviction.
“In November, the president won more votes by far than any other Republican in the history of our great republic, nearly 75 million nationwide,” Hannity said. “Now soon-to-be Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a handful of other long-serving establishment Republicans are trying to reassert control of the GOP, and their playbook is sadly all too predictable.
“Instead of picking up the mantle and promoting the president’s bold America First agenda, they are cowering in fear, wilting under the pressure from the media mob, liberal Democrats, and Big Tech companies,” he continued. “Many spineless Republicans are joining forces with their Democratic friends to repudiate all things Trump.”
There was a piece in the New York Times last week quoting anonymous sources as saying that McConnell is “pleased” about the latest Trump impeachment. That he’s looking forward to pushing Trump out of the Republican Party and moving forward in a different direction. It’s hard to imagine someone so smart being so stupid, but somehow, we believe it.
And just as Paul and Graham have predicted, that betrayal will destroy the Republican Party. Have no doubt.