On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats would seek an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with the president of Ukraine. A partial transcript of the conversation between the two leaders shows Trump sought out dirt on Joe Biden and may have suggested that military aid to Ukraine was tied to information about his political opponent.
As expected, the Republican leadership rallied behind the president. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tried to underplay the severity of the charges against Trump and mocked the impeachment proceedings.
"Wow. Impeachment over this?" he wrote. "What a nothing (non-quid pro quo) burger. Democrats have lost their minds when it comes to President
Wow. Impeachment over this? What a nothing (non-quid pro quo) burger. Democrats have lost their minds when i… https://t.co/12MzZ4kNXZ— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1569422257.0
In response, social media users ripped Graham to shreds on Twitter.
@LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump you voted to impeach Bill Clinton's dick.— Master Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette Editrix, King (@Master Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette Editrix, King)1569425031.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump WAKE UP, you sycophantic hypocrite!! LISTEN TO WHAT 1998 LINDSEY GRAHAM PUBLICLY… https://t.co/FKsTsMwJKA— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@Adam Rifkin 🐼)1569425558.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump Impeachment over abuse of power and corruption? You bet your ass, Lindsey. There… https://t.co/FE0jBu81d0— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh)1569426563.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump You will deserve it. https://t.co/7L5ArDbrtU— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye)1569426510.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump AMBER ALERT issued for Lindsey Graham's spine.— Marie Connor (@Marie Connor)1569424558.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump Lindsey - he confessed to doing the exact thing he denied for 3 years: colluding… https://t.co/oXJlWxbv17— Grudgie the Whale (@Grudgie the Whale)1569423934.0