Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) isn't a fan of the whole impeachment saga, but he's not taking it personally.
Many GOP lawmakers were angered by a comment made by lead impeachment prosecutor Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during his closing arguments Friday. "CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidant said that key senators were warned, 'Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.' I don't know if that's true," Schiff said.
But Graham wasn't among the affronted. He said the comment was "over the top," but he's been in Schiff's shoes, so he understand that things can get away from you every once in a while in a tense environment.
.@LindseyGrahamSC, via @ckmarie, on Schiff's "head on a pike" comments: "Over the top, but let's not be too hard here. I've been in their shoes, you've been doing this for three days, you're passionate about what you believe, you're trying to appeal to our better nature."
- Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 25, 2020
Overall, Graham was complimentary of the Democrats arguments, even if the chance that they swayed his opinion is negligible.
With a few exceptions, the House managers presented their case in a professional, articulate manner respectful of the body.
They were prepared and very, very, very thorough.
The other side of the story will be presented tomorrow and then we decide.
- Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 25, 2020
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