Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“I think we owe it to the average American to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee where Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions comes forward with whatever documentation he has about the firing, and give Mr. McCabe the chance to defend himself,” Graham, a member of the panel, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I believe when it comes to this issue we need as much transparency as possible to make sure it wasn’t politically motivated,” he added.
Sessions fired McCabe on Friday for not being forthcoming with investigators during an inspector general review.
Trump’s attacks on the FBI and Justice Department, and his celebration of McCabe’s firing, have prompted concern from some lawmakers that he may be readying to order Mueller’s firing.
Graham warned on Sunday that such action would be “the beginning of the end” of Trump’s presidency.
“As I said before, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency,” the South Carolina Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Watch the entire interview below via CNN.