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Lindsey Graham Talks Impeachment

Senator backs Trump, but opens the door a crack to changing his mind
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2019 8:33 AM CDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – An interview between Axios and Lindsey Graham is causing a stir, though there's some different interpretations over his comments on the topic of President Trump's impeachment. The upshot is that Graham says he still hasn't seen evidence of an impeachable offense, but he's open to changing his mind. Details and related coverage:

  • The remarks: Jonathan Swan of Axios asked, "Are you open-minded if more comes out that you could support impeachment?" And Graham replied: "Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime. If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing."
  • The qualification: Graham also reiterated that he's read the transcript of Trump's call with Ukraine's leader, and "that's not a quid pro quo to me." A spokesman for Graham later emphasized that the GOP senator has not seen anything that would cause him to vote to remove Trump from office.

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