Leading Senator Allegedly Pushed for 25th Amendment to Remove Trump

Leading Senator Allegedly Pushed for 25th Amendment to Remove Trump

A new book alleges that longtime ally Sen. (R-S.C.) privately joined the chorus of Republicans calling for the 25th Amendment to remove President .

According to an excerpt from “This Will Not Pass” by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, a furious Graham called White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on the afternoon of the . The South Carolina senator raised the prospect of invoking the 25th Amendment if Trump didn’t aggressively denounce the violence.

Per Mediaite:

“[W]e’ll be asking you for the 25th Amendment,” Graham reportedly told Cipollone, on the condition that Trump did not condemn the rioters.

Martin and Burns spoke with Graham on Jan. 6, after the Senate was evacuated. And Graham actually went so far as to suggest that President Joe Biden was, as Mike Allen of Axios put it, “the right man for this time.”

“I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?” Graham said.

More recently, Graham has cowered to get back in Trump’s good graces. Yet his efforts don’t seem to be having much of an impact on Trump.

When asked about Graham recently, Trump said “Lindsey’s a nice guy, but he’s a RINO.”

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Neither Trump nor Graham has responded to requests for comment. Still, their relationship clearly deteriorated after Jan. 6. Tell us what you make of the allegations against Graham below!

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