Graham says Trump will have ‘a place in history’ for Capitol riots

From THEHILL.COM

One of former President Trump’s longtime allies in the Senate said Sunday that Trump would be remembered for his role in the events leading up to the deadly riot that overtook the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) indicated that he thought history would judge Trump’s responsibility for the siege that resulted in the deaths of several people, including one Capitol Police officer, but added that he did not think it was the Senate’s role to convict the former president for inciting the riot.

“Well, I mean, he’s going to have a place in history for all of this, but the point of the matter is that we’re in Congress. We’re not prosecutors. Impeachment was never meant to be a prosecution,” Graham said.

“I think I’m ready to move on. I’m ready to end the impeachment trial because I think it’s blatantly unconstitutional,” Graham continued, before adding, “As to Donald Trump, he is the most popular figure in the Republican Party. He had a consequential presidency. Jan. 6 was a very bad day for America, and he’ll get h… (Read more)