Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday accused House Democrats of abusing their power to impeach the president.
Minutes after House Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Graham lashed out at the lawmakers.
“I don’t think there’s much governing until impeachment is over but it will be over quickly,” Graham told reporters. “The abuse of power is by House Democrats, not the president of the United States. They’ve abused their power to investigate, they created behind-closed-doors hearings in the Intel Committee, they denied the president’s counsel the right to participate.”
Graham’s complaints continued: “They denied Republicans the right to call witnesses regarding all things Ukraine. I think the whole thing is a sham. I think it denies the president basic due process. I think it’s a threat to the presidency itself. You couldn’t get a parking ticket under the procedures they’re using and almost all of it is hearsay.”
“So the abuse of power is by the Democrats, not President Trump,” he concluded.
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White House turmoil as Trump aides Mnuchin and Navarro get in ‘knockdown, drag-out’ yelling match: report
According to a report from the Washington Post, a discussion in the Oval Office over social media platform TikTok collapsed into a shouting match between Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and trade advisor Peter Navarro while Donald Trump sat and watched.
One spectator described it as “knockdown, drag-out” brawl.
The Post reports Mnuchin was under the understanding that he had convinced Trump to allow a sale of TikTok to Microsoft, only to run into a roadblock put up by Navarro arguing for a total ban.
WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama
Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.
According to Blackwell, "One of President Trump's go-to lies is his role in passing Veterans Choice. You saw it at the end of the news conference when he walked away. Well that was when he was faced with a question why he said that he passed Choice and Accountability for the V.A."
Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.
Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.
Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.
Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.