Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (Photo: Screen capture)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) might be against impeaching the president now, but back in the 1990s he had an entirely different opinion on the topic.
In a 1999 floor speech, posted by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, the Trump golfing buddy argued that the president doesn't have to be convicted of a crime to be impeached.
"So the point I'm trying to make is that you don't have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this Constitutional republic," Graham said. "If this body determines that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds ... because impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office."
Every reporter must now ask @LindseyGrahamSC if he still believes in the standard he set for removing a president i… https://t.co/0QotGyXHsp— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell) 1534908124.0