Oh, how quickly the tide changes with Washington D.C. politicians.
Earlier this month, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was fired up about finishing up the impeachment trial and acquitting President Donald Trump, telling the Senate to “end this crap quickly as quickly as possible.”
But now, Graham is singing a different tune in the wake of leaks from the book of former national security advisor John Bolton.
If there is a desire and decision by the Senate to call Democratic witnesses,” Graham tweeted. “Then at a minimum the Senate should allow President [Trump] to call all relevant witnesses he has requested.”
If there is a desire and decision by the Senate to call Democratic witnesses, then at a minimum the Senate should allow President @realDonaldTrump to call all relevant witnesses he has requested.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 27, 2020
A far cry from ending impeachment “as quickly as possible.”
The leak from Bolton’s book is rattling GOP senators, with several now being more inclined to call in witnesses, like Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins.
“I think it’s very likely I’ll be in favor of witnesses, but I haven’t made a decision finally yet, and I won’t until the testimony is completed,” Romney said, according to the Washington Examiner.
And folks like Graham appear to be fine with that, should it happen. Graham’s only stipulation is that Trump gets to choose “relevant” witnesses to appear to help make the argument against impeachment.
He could call in a variety of people, like Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, or the whistleblower.