Trump ally Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that Trump will “have a place in history” for the deadly Jan. 6 riots at the nation’s Capitol. But, its not the role of the Senate to convict him for inciting the riot.
“Well, I mean, he’s going to have a place in history for all of this, but the point of the matter is that we’re in Congress, we’re not prosecutors. Impeachment was never meant to be a prosecution,” Graham said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation.’
“I think I’m ready to move on, I’m ready to end the impeachment trial because I think it’s blatantly unconstitutional,” Graham said adding: “As to Donald Trump, he is the most popular figure in the Republican Party. He had a consequential presidency. January 6 was a very bad day for America, and he’ll get his share of blame in history.”
Trump’s second impeachment trial is set to begin this week. He was impeached by a bipartisan majority in the House for inciting an insurrection in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riots. In the Senate, 45 Republican senators voted to dismiss the trial as unconstitutional since Donald Trump is no longer in office.