Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gave an interview to CNN’s Manu Raju and Graham did hold not hold any punches. You can see the full interview below, but his is a particular highlight of the interview. Graham not only says there will be “holy hell to pay” if Donald Trump fires Jeff Sessions, he goes on to say any attempt to remove Mueller could be the “beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.”
LINDSEY GRAHAM: As a human being, I think he should show some respect for Jeff sessions, as a person. Jeff sessions was the most loyal supporter of Donald Trump. He’s a rock solid conservative. The reason I like him so much is I often disagree with him, but I have never believed he was a man who would, who lacks integrity or fair play. This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the senate. I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world. If you believe Jeff sessions should be fired, use the power you have and accept the consequences. I hope it stops. I’m 100% behind Jeff sessions.
The chairman of the judiciary committee sent a chilling tweet yesterday that there will be no confirmation hearing for a new attorney general in 2017. If Jeff sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay. Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end at the trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong.
Watch Lindsey Graham’s stern comments, clearly meant as a warning for Donald Trump. Graham added the plants to introduce a bipartisan bill to prevent this president or any future president from firing a special prosecutor responsible for investigating matters related to the White House without a judicial review from Congress. Seems totally reasonable.
See the longer, extensive interview with Lindsey Graham below: