Senator Lindsey Graham announced it Sunday Fox news that Republicans could technically impeach President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris now that former President Donald Trump has been impeached twice. Graham argued that the Capitol uprising trial “opened Pandora’s Box.”
Justification for a deposition
The day after the Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham made a theoretical argument to depose Vice President Kamala Harris. He argued that the GOP could open a case based on Harris’ support for a rescue fund for protesters over the summer.
“Using this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris won’t get impeached when Republicans take over the house,” Graham explained. ‘Because she actually saved rioters and one of the rioters took to the streets again and broke someone’s head. So we opened Pandora’s Box here and I am sad for the country. “
This statement was not the first time Graham had brought up the subject. Earlier this month in an interview with Fox newsSean Hannity, he put it in an argument in an effort to dissuade Democrats from bringing witnesses into the Trump impeachment process.
“If you’re going to prosecute this, and you’re going to call witnesses, and you want to drag this thing out, it would be fair to have Kamala Harris’s tape played where she rescued people from prison.”
Graham continued, “What more could you do to incite future violence than pay the bail of the people who broke up the shops and beat up the police. How can that not incite future violence? Be careful what you wish for, my Democratic colleagues, be careful what you wish for. “
What is the Minnesota Freedom Fund?
In his argument for the possible impeachment of Vice President Kamala Harris, Lindsey Graham referred to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: a bail fund in Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 2016. The fund pays bail for people who are arrested and awaiting trial.
The Minnesota Freedom fund grew in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the organization fought to release more inmates from the prison because of the virus that engulfed the prison population.
The fund also rose to prominence after George Floyd’s murder in May 2020. After news of his death was released to the public, they received a whopping $ 20 million in donations in just four days. They then made contributions to people who were arrested while protesting Floyd’s death.
Once they announced these intentions, Harris joined the fund and wrote on Twitter in June, “If you can, join the @MNFreedomFund now to pay bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”
Reactions from people
Shortly after the interview, people started calling Lindsey Graham’s bluff and labeling his claims fakeA Twitter user wrote: “Does anyone else think Lindsey is derailing? Maybe he’s afraid they’ll come or him.
Another person asked: “When is Lindsey going to do something that actually helps the people he supposedly serves? How about working on COVID emergency response, health care, economy, national security, education, domestic terrorism; a number of things that are substantively more important than resentment. “
Another Twitter user added, “Great! A longtime white supporter of South Carolina white supremacists threatens to depose the first female VP of color! What’s wrong with this photo? And he thinks the GOP has a future ??? “
And finally, another person summed up the whole situation quite well. “Graham has taken off his hood,” they wrote. “He’s an old dinosaur as the US enters a new era with women of color in top positions across the country and a multicultural US voting in the polls. White supremacy loses, it just lost a round when Biden and Harris took office! “