This week, House Democrats held a series of high-profile public hearings in their ongoing impeachment inquiry, but if you thought Senate Republicans like Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (S.C.) would even at least begin to consider the evidence that came out — guess again. This week, the veterans advocacy group Common Defense shared a video of Graham running away from Iraq War veteran Jeff Key after the vet started asking him about Trump’s apparent abuse of power. Graham wasn’t even interested in pretending to examine the facts of the situation.
Common Defense described the situation on Twitter:
‘Marine Corps Iraq Vet @JeffKey tried to have a civil conversation with Senator Lindsay Graham about our oath to defend the Constitution. Lindsay Graham chose Donald Trump over loyalty to our democracy.’
Marine Corps Iraq Vet @JeffKey tried to have a civil conversation with Senator Lindsay Graham about our oath to defend the Constitution.
— Common Defense (@commondefense) November 22, 2019
In the video of the situation, Key can be heard calmly and completely normally saying:
‘I live in Louisiana, but I have lots of friends in South Carolina. I see how you’re berated in the press, and I honestly believe that you believe in our democracy as I do.’
‘I came to D.C. because I’m a Marine, I went to Iraq, and I believe, as I believe that you do, that President Trump is not acting in accordance to his oath, that you took and I did to defend the Constitution. You took an oath.’
At that last part, Graham abruptly blurted out:
‘Yeah I did, I don’t agree with you. I gotta go.’
At that point, he ducked into a room right alongside where the two of them had been talking.
Check it out:
The situation exemplifies Graham’s approach to the controversy surrounding the impeachment inquiry so far. He has consistently refused to acknowledge the monumental evidence implicating the president in a scheme to exchange already approved military aid to Ukraine for that country producing dirt on the Bidens.
Recently, he went so far that he insisted — before a possibly incoming impeachment trial even happened — that:
‘You make your mind up about the phone call. I made my mind up. There’s nothing there.’
Check out Twitter’s response below…