August 23, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
In the Era of Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham Grows Soft on Crime
While Bill Clinton's crimes got impeachment, Trump's get a Supreme Court justice.
Lawrence O’Donnell unearthed Tuesday an old video of then-US Rep. Lindsey Graham expounding on the meaning of impeachment. Graham, now a US Senator, was at the time the lead prosecutor in House proceedings against President Bill Clinton.
“The point I’m trying to make is you don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body determines that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role.”
He went on:
“Impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.”