Lindsey Graham warns that Capitol Rioters pardon would "destroy" Trump
Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) advised the president on Sunday not to grant the rioters who stormed the Capitol this month a presidential pardon, warning it would "destroy" Trump. "Mr.. Mr. President, your policies will stand the test of time. You are the main figure in the Republican Party. You can set the direction of the party. Keep your movement alive," Graham said on Fox News. "It there are many people asking the President to excuse people who were involved in defiling the Capitol, the rioters, "continued Graham." I don't care if you went there and put flowers on the ground, You violated the security of the Capitol, you interrupted a joint congressional session, you tried to intimidate us all, you should be prosecuted in full law, and asking for forgiveness from these people would be wrong. I think it would be President Destroy Trump and I hope we don't go that route. ”On Wednesday, a large group of Trump supporters overwhelmed the Capitol Police and entered the halls of Congress. Pence and the assembled lawmakers evacuated the Senate, where a joint congressional session was held to confirm the results of the presidential election. The violence followed a rally outside the White House on the day President Trump spoke at the Save America March and reiterated claims that the November election was fraudulent and threatened to deprive him of his rightful second term. The January 6 violence resulted in five deaths, including a Capitol police officer. Since then, dozens of criminal cases related to the riot have been brought. Graham defended Trump's rhetoric at the rally, which was condemned by both parties and sparked a second impeachment of the House Democrats against the president. "President Trump never said," Go to the capital and try to interrupt a joint congressional session. "That was the choice you made and you have to live with that choice," said Graham. Graham added that there were "postal voting irregularities" but said "the election is over" and noted that the votes were confirmed. "Now is the time to move on," said the Republican from South Carolina. Graham also had a message for new President Joe Biden urging him to oppose Trump's second impeachment, which the Senate is expected to take after he leaves office.