Yes! Where’s the outrage when jury foreman Mitch McConnell declares he’s reached a verdict of innocent weeks before the start of the trial!? Now the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has piled on. And Republicans have the audacity to call this a “Kangaroo Court”! As per usual, the reality is exactly the opposite of their accusations. Yes, it’s a Kangaroo Court, but a Kangaroo Court for the defense. The verdict forms have already been filled out.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Saturday that he’s already made up his mind that President Trump should be acquitted, dismissed the notion that he has to be a “fair juror” and said he doesn’t see the need for a formal trial in the Senate.
Graham, a staunch defender of the president, made these comments overseas during an interview with CNN International at the Doha Forum in Qatar.
Graham dismissed the notion that it was inappropriate for him to share those thoughts given his purported role as a juror in a Senate trial.
“Well, I must think so, because I’m doing it,” he said.
“I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind. I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here,” Graham added.
Graham’s comments come on the heels of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) disclosing that he intends to work in concert with the Trump legal team on how a Senate trial will work.