During an interview on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif), calling the Democratic Congressman “a danger to the country” and declaring that the impeachment would be “dead o arrival in the Senate” if “we don’t get to know who the Whistleblower is.”
Republicans have been criticizing Schiff for subpoenaing and releasing phone records of calls between the office of former Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani associate Lev Parnass, and journalist John Solomon.
“I think it’s dangerous,” Graham said. “Here’s what I would tell Adam Schiff. Do you really want to start calling other members, Republican members of Congress in oversight? Do you want me to call you to the Senate as part of Senate oversight?”
Graham said he would never do that, because “I’m not going to participate in things I think will destroy the country,” Graham told host Maria Bartiromo.
“Adam Schiff is doing a lot of damage to the country,” Graham said. “And he needs to stop.”
Schiff is one of several key figures President Trump has fiercely criticized throughout this process, but Graham said he would not recommend calling him or anyone else to testify at an impeachment trial. The senator claimed there would be no need to do so.
“When 51 of us say we’ve heard enough, the trial is going to end. The president’s going to be acquitted,” Graham said before adding: “My advice to the president is, if the Senate is ready to vote and ready to acquit you, you should celebrate that. And we can look at this other stuff outside of impeachment.
Watch the video below, via Fox News.