(PresidentialWire)- Well, here’s a novel thought. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina asked on Wednesday night whether the Senate should begin the impeachment of former President Barack Obama.
Graham made the suggestion during a discussion with Sean Hannity on Fox News about the ongoing efforts of the Democrats to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial despite Joe Biden being inaugurated on January 20.
The Republican Senator said that if the Senate goes ahead with the plan it could lead to the impeachment of other former presidents, too.
“Should we impeach Barack Obama because, for 24 hours, he never lifted a finger to help those people under siege in Benghazi?” he asked. “Where does this stop?”
Well, if it does go that for, maybe impeaching Obama for not lifting a finger to help people in Benghazi isn’t so bad an idea.
The Democrats impeached President Donald Trump earlier this month following the violence that unfolded in Washington, D.C. on January 6. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other far-left Democrats claim that President Trump incited the riot, despite all evidence showing that the president had called for peaceful protest.
On the day of the unrest, that resulted in several deaths and saw a contingent of extremists storming the Capitol Building while regular MAGA supporters remained peaceful in the streets, the president issued several statements on his Twitter account calling on people to remain peaceful.
Having been impeached in the House for the second time, Democrats are still preparing to hold an impeachment hearing in the Senate. As it stands, they don’t have the numbers to convict the president, making the idea doubly questionable.
“We’ll play this out,” Graham said to Hannity. “We impeach the president today without any evidence. It’s just sheer hatred. If this becomes the norm, be careful what you wish for today. Under this theory, the radical left…if you can impeach a president after they’re out of office, why don’t we impeach George Washington?” he asked.
“He owned slaves!” he said. “Where does this stop? So, to my Republican colleagues, let’s stand firm for the idea – whether you like Donald Trump or not, he’s not above the law.”
With Joe Biden now officially in the White House and the new Senate set to get to work, we’ll see in a matter of days when House Speaker Pelosi and other angry Democrats take the unprecedented move of impeaching and convicting a president that has since left office.