US Politician Claims Kamala Harris Could Be Impeached For Her Support Of BLM Protests
US Republican Lindsey Graham has warned Donald Trump's impeachment trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riots has 'opened Pandora's Box'.
The Senator claims if the Republicans ever got control of the House of Representatives, they could use the same reasoning Democrats used to impeach Trump to impeach Vice President Kamala Harris.
After Donald Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment, Graham told Fox News Sunday that the VP's support of the Black Lives Matter protests last year could result in trouble.
"If you use this model, I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached if the Republicans take over the House," Graham said.
"Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody's head open. So we've opened Pandora's Box here and I'm sad for the country?"
Graham didn't give evidence to the person he alleged 'broke somebody's head open' and there hasn't been proof that specific case even happened.
Prior to her role as VP, Harris had been vocal about her support of the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which helped BLM protesters post bail.
"If you're able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota," she said on Twitter in June.
If you're able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota. https://t.co/t8LXowKIbw
- Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Speaking to Sean Hannity earlier this month, Graham again pointed to Harris in order to discourage Democrats from calling witnesses in Trump's trial.
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"If you're going to pursue this, and you want to start calling witnesses, and you want to drag this thing out, it would be fair to have Kamala Harris' tape play where she bailed people out of jail," Graham said.
"What more could you do to incite future violence, than to pay the bail of the people who broke up the shops and beat up the cops.
"How's that not inciting future violence? Be careful what you wish for my Democratic colleagues, be careful what you wish for."
Trump was acquitted over the weekend after Democrats failed to secure enough votes to convict him.
The final vote was 57-43, meaning that the Senate fell 10 votes short of convicting the former president of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol which resulted in five deaths.
Every Democrat voted in favour of convicting Trump while seven Republicans joined them but it wasn't enough to find him guilty.
During the trial, Trump's lawyer, Michael Van der Veen, accused the Democrats of 'fabricating evidence' and committing 'fraud' in its presentations.
He said: "In short, this impeachment has been a complete charade from beginning to end. The entire spectacle has been nothing but the unhinge pursuit of a long-standing political vendetta against Mr Trump by the opposition party."
The acquittal means that Trump will be eligible to run for presidency again in 2024 if he wants to.
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