Sen. Graham Introduces Resolution Condemning Impeachment Inquiry

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Sen. Graham Introduces Resolution Condemning Impeachment Inquiry
​Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution condemning the House of Representatives' "closed door" impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
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“I have introduced a resolution today with Sen. McConnell, and the purpose of the resolution is to let the House know that the process you're engaging in regarding the attempted impeachment of President Trump is out of bounds," said Sen. Lindsey Graham.

On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution condemning the House of Representatives' "closed-door" impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The measure says the House is "denying President Trump basic fairness and due process accorded every American."

"We're not telling the House you can't impeach the president. What we're telling the house, 41 of us, is that there's a wrong way to do it and a right way to do it," Graham said.

The resolution calls on the House of Representatives to meet three demands before moving forward with its inquiry: to hold a full vote on whether to proceed with the inquiry, to allow President Trump to "confront his accusers" and call witnesses on his behalf, and to let members of the Republican minority "participate fully in all proceedings."

In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: "Any process to overrule the American people's democratic decision in a presidential election must adhere to the highest standards of fairness and due process. Yet the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is breaking critical precedents, denying the administration important rights that were afforded other presidents, and violating basic rules of due process."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.