& # 39; I have no problems with this phone call & # 39 ;: Lindsey Graham casts contempt on the investigation of charges and defends Donald Trump – while Twitter responds by digging up his 2015 tweets about the decline of the GOP when Trump won
- Senator Lindsey Graham said he & # 39; no problems & # 39; has with Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
- He said that if Democrats believe the president has done something wrong, they should vote to investigate the president's allegations
- & # 39; Don't hide behind Nancy Pelosi, & # 39; Graham said about Democrats
- On Tuesday Pelosi announced that the house opened an investigation into allegations
- The final straw came when a whistleblower claimed that President Zelensky was under pressure to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden
Lindsey Graham defended Donald Trump on Sunday and insisted that he & # 39; no problems & # 39; had with the president's talk in July with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
& # 39; I have no problems with this phone call & # 39 ;, the South Carolina Republican senator told CBS News on Sunday morning, but added: & # 39; I do have a problem with Nancy Pelosi. & # 39;
Graham accuses Democrats of hiding behind the House Speaker instead of actually voting to open an accusation investigation.
& # 39; If you think that Donald Trump has done something to hurt this country, you are obliged to vote and not to talk about ousting the president. The only way to open an accusation investigation is by voting, & Graham said.
Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the house had opened an allegation of charges to the president after a phone call was revealed in July, where a whistleblower claimed that Trump was pressuring the Ukrainian to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Senator Lindsey Graham said that democrats should vote on opening an accusation investigation instead of hiding behind Nancy Pelosi
Graham also said that he & # 39; zero issues & # 39; has with the telephone conversation of the president with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, which some legislators are concerned about by urging the foreign leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden
Increasing his defense of the president, Twitter circulated a 2016 tweet in which Graham said that if Trump were to become the Republican candidate, the party would & # 39; earn it & # 39; to be & # 39; destroyed & # 39;
Trump has released an unregistered transcript of the call, allowing lawmakers to draw their own conclusions about whether the president has discussed something inappropriate.
About a week before his call of July 25, the president ordered a freeze of nearly $ 400 in military aid to Ukraine, suggesting some that Trump offered a consideration in exchange for Zelensky who started an investigation into Trump & # 39; s largest political rival.
& # 39; Don't hide behind Nancy Pelosi, & # 39; Graham rebuked after a week of various democrats who wanted to take the president out of office. & # 39; If you think the president has done something wrong in this phone call, vote to open an accusation investigation. And not many house democrats because they are scared. & # 39;
While Graham stepped up his defense of the president as last week, the Twitter world broke out at the weekend by recirculating a May 2016 tweet where the senator said the GOP destroyed & # 39; had to be if Trump was appointed as a candidate
& # 39; If we nominate Trump, we will be destroyed & # 39 ;, he tweeted before Trump became the party's candidate in 2016, & # 39; and we will earn it. & # 39;
& # 39; Hey @ LindseyGrahamSC do you remember this tweet before you sold your soul? & # 39; comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted on Sunday morning.
Others have re-posted an image of his tweet and claim they want to remind the Republican senator of where he was just a few years ago.
During his CBS performance on Sunday morning, Graham also repeated a talk to the president and claimed that Biden's actions should be investigated.
Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that House opened an investigation into the President's allegations
His son Hunter accepted a board position at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company, in 2014 – while Biden still served as Barack Obama's vice president. Hunter reportedly earned $ 50,000 a month while on the board, which he withdrew from last year.
The move raised eyebrows in Washington, but the government claimed at the time that there was no conflict of interest because Hunter is a private individual.
Biden also claimed that he had never spoken to Hunter about his business in Ukraine, but his son argued earlier this summer in a conversation with his father about his foreign position.
& # 39; Nobody asks about Joe Biden to fire the man who is looking for a plate with his son on it, & # 39; Graham complained about the former vice-president and the involvement of the candidate for 2020 in his son's business transactions in Ukraine.
Graham wants an external council, similar to what Robert Mueller did when he investigated Russian interference, to investigate the situation.
& # 39; Look for someone – not me – outside of politics to see if it makes sense, & # 39; he continued. & # 39; I love Joe Biden as a person, but we can't give Democrats a go after chasing Republicans. & # 39;
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