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Lindsey Graham Urges Chuck Schumer to Dismiss Trump Impeachment

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Lindsey Graham Urges Chuck Schumer to Dismiss Trump Impeachment

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is urging Senate Democrat Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to not proceed with an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, arguing it would be a gratuitous effort that would further divide the country. In a letter to Schumer, the South Carolina senator said the impeachment power should only be used to protect the nation from harm from an incumbent president and not to vindicate political grievances after a president has left office. Trump is scheduled to leave office on Jan. 20 and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he has no plans to call Senate back to session early to begin an impeachment trial. The Democrat-controlled House on Jan. 13 voted 232–197 to impeach Trump on a single article of impeachment, alleging that the president incited an “insurrection” that caused the U.S. Capitol breach on Jan. 6. The impeachment was completed in a single seven-hour …

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