House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham — one of President Donald Trump’s top Republican allies — made two predictions about the president’s upcoming impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
According to Breitbart, during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Graham told Hannity that not only will the impeachment trial process be done and over with by the time Trump makes the annual “State of the Union” address to the nation on February 4, but that the outcome will involve a “bipartisan” acquittal.
“I’m hoping this can be done in about a week, and I predict a bipartisan acquittal of President Trump,” Graham’s exact words were during his interview with Hannity.
He further explained that the faster the impeachment trial wraps up and ends with its inevitable conclusion, given the fact that Republicans control the upper chamber, the quicker Trump could emerge from the Democrat-led impeachment and potentially be stronger, politically, than he ever has been before.
“The best thing for the American people is to end this crap as quickly as possible, have a trial in the Senate, bipartisan acquittal of the president, and on February the 4th, when the president comes into the House chamber to deliver the State of the Union, he will have been acquitted by the Senate, he will be the strongest he’s ever been politically,” Graham said.
Another item of note from Graham’s take on the matter is that he indicated when the impeachment trial wraps up, he believes that the Senate will look into Hunter Biden and his dealings with Ukraine. Biden’s position at a Ukrainian energy company — which paid him generously each month — has been highly criticized by Republicans and even the president himself.
At the time, Biden had no real connection to the country or known experience in the energy field. Republicans claim the sole reason he was appointed to the lucrative position was because at the time, his father was the vice president of the United States.
Graham’s comments on the pending trial come in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signing and transmitting the impeachment articles to the Senate on Tuesday, a long-awaited move by members of both political parties.