Lindsay Graham warns that forgiveness of Capitol riots will “destroy” Trump
Senator Lindsay Graham (RK) on Sunday advised the president not to grant presidential pardons to the rebels who stormed the Capitol this month, warning that it would “destroy” Trump. “Mr. President, your policies will last. You are the most important figure in the Republican Party. You can shape the direction of the party. Keep your movement alive,”
; Graham told Fox News. “There are many people calling for the president. to pardon the people who took part in the desecration of the Capitol, the rebels, “Graham continued.” I don’t care if you went there and scattered flowers on the floor, violated the security of the Capitol, interrupted the joint session of Congress, tried “If you intimidate us all, you must be fully prosecuted by law and asking for pardon from these people would be wrong. I think this will destroy President Trump and I hope we do not go down that path.” of Trump defeated the Capitol police and stormed the halls of Congress. Pence and the assembled deputies evacuated the floor of the Senate, where a joint session of Congress is being held to certify the results of the presidential election. The violence followed a rally in front of the White House earlier in the day when President Trump addressed the Save America March and reiterated allegations that the November election was marred by voter fraud that threatened to deprive him of his legitimate second term. The January 6 violence resulted in five deaths, including a Capitol police officer. Dozens of criminal cases have been filed in connection with the riot since then. Graham defended Trump’s rhetoric during the rally, which received a bipartisan condemnation and sparked a second impeachment against the president by Democrats in parliament. “President Trump never said, ‘Enter the Capitol and try to interrupt a joint session of Congress.’ It was a choice they made and they have to live with that choice, “Graham said. Graham added that there were “irregularities in the voting by mail”, but said that “the election is over”, noting that the votes were certified. “It’s time to move on,” said the South Carolina Republican. Graham also had a message about incoming President Joe Biden, urging him to face Trump’s second impeachment, which the Senate must take after he leaves office.