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Mcconnell and Graham team up to undermine house impeachment inquiry.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is putting his support behind a resolution that is expected to be introduced as the “Graham-McConnell” resolution later Thursday which is “condemning the House of Representatives closed door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry,” per a release from Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) office.
“This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand,” Graham, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said this week according to POLITICO.
“I’ve got a resolution saying if you’re going to impeach the president give him the same rights that Richard Nixon had and that Bill Clinton had…what’s going on now is disgusting.”
According to The Hill, McConnell also confirmed to reporters that he plans to back the measure, saying, “Obviously I support it.”
“Overturning the results of an American election requires the highest level of fairness and due process, as it strikes at the core of our democratic process,” McConnell wrote in a tweet earlier this month.
“So far, the House has fallen far short by failing to follow the same basic procedures that it has followed for every other President in our history,” he added.


Overturning the results of an American election requires the highest level of fairness and due process, as it strikes at the core of our democratic process.
So far, the House has fallen far short by failing to follow the same basic procedures that it has followed for every other President in our history.

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The senate majority leader has also urged his fellow Republicans to put pressure on their Democratic counterparts and effectively defend President Donald Trump from what many consider to be an underhanded impeachment inquiry.
Several Republicans spoke to The Hill, including one who summed up McConnell’s comments to Republicans at a private lunch on Tuesday: “This is going to be about process,” McConnell said according to The Hill.
McConnell, while he recognizes that some of the members of the Senate aren’t yet comfortable defending Trump without knowing the charges or the details of what the inquiry has found, McConnell has asked that they mount a defense of either the defense, or an offense of the Democrats tactics, according to The Hill.
“GOP lawmakers don’t know the identity of the whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump or what exactly House Democrats have discovered in their investigation, which has been conducted largely behind closed doors,” the publication reported.
“There are also outstanding questions about the nature of interactions between Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials over an investigation of Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.”
Regardless of their feelings on the president, Republicans feel slighted by Democrats who are in power during the inquiry, something that has been compared to previous impeachments
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“What is clear and not in dispute, as Sen. Blunt has pointed out, is the process in the House to which the president is being subjected is totally unprecedented and totally unfair,” McConnell told reporters after the lunch according to The Hill.
“Speaker Albert laid out procedural guidelines during the Nixon episode — Speaker Gingrich during the Clinton impeachment episode — all of which included the kind of basic procedural safeguards that one associates in our country with being treated fairly,” he said.

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