(ReliableNews.org) – President Donald Trump is set to leave Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 20, before Joe Biden is sworn into office at noon. Democrats could just allow him to transition back to civilian life peacefully as other presidents do, but they are going to continue with the impeachment process. The decision prompted one Republican senator to reach across the aisle.
On January 17, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent a letter to soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The GOP lawmaker implored his colleague to dismiss the article of impeachment against the president. Graham pointed out the “plain text” of the Constitution makes it clear “Congress is without the constitutional power to impeach” Trump after he leaves office. To continue the process would just be the Left trying to “vindicate political grievances” when the president is a private citizen.
My letter to Democratic Leader Schumer.
The Senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment once it is received in the Senate. We will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great Nation if we do otherwise. pic.twitter.com/fjVcf7iVPf
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 17, 2021
Senator Graham is not alone in his thinking. Several other Republican lawmakers have come forward saying they don’t believe it’s constitutional either. This feeling is echoed throughout conservative circles. The Democratic Party doesn’t seem worried about the constitutionality of its witch hunt, and they aren’t showing any signs of stopping the process.
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