Video: Sen. Graham May Have Just Prevented Hunter Biden From Testifying At Senate Impeachment Trial
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) left many scratching their heads on Friday when he said he will vote “no” in a motion to subpoena Hunter Biden in the event other senators approve new witnesses.
Graham claims that he will not support Biden testifying because he wants the trial to come to a quick end.
“To my Republican friends, you may upset about what happened in Ukraine with the Bidens, but this is not the venue to litigate that,” he said.
“I need some Republicans who would say, as much as I want to know more about Burisma and the Bidens, this is not the venue. I’ve got to find four,” he stated.
“I don’t want to call Hunter Biden. I don’t want to call Joe Biden. I want someone to look at this when this is done,” Graham said Friday.
“I don’t think it’s wrong for us to look at the Biden connection in the Ukraine, the $3 million given to the vice president’s son by the most corrupt company in the Ukraine,” he added.
Senator Graham did declare that he is going to look into the Biden’s in a firey discourse with reporters however, I’m not sure I agree with his assessment, it seems he wants a special counsel or “someone like Mueller to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I’m going to look at [the Bidens]. Are you going to impeach me? pic.twitter.com/kYb8sVFU08
— The Hill (@thehill) January 24, 2020
If Graham does not want Hunter Biden to testify he just needs three other Senators in the GOP to vote with him and my guess is Senator Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney will probably join him.
Graham’s position puts him on the opposite end of the field with other Republicans like Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) who said that the President’s legal defense team should be able to interview whomever they want.
“The president gets to call anybody he thinks would be good for his defense, the prosecution can call who they want, but I don’t think we should selectively call witnesses that don’t like the president,” Paul argued last Friday.
Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has considered subpoenaing Hunter Biden to use a bargaining chip to stop Democrat shenanigans.