Opinion| Mark Sidney| Well, now I have seen everything.
Lindsey Graham is going to hand over some power … voluntarily. In my opinion, Lindsey has been a complete and total failure when it comes to executing his duties as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Graham holds the power to call hearings and have witnesses, with evidence, exculpatory or otherwise, in favor of the truth, and I believe in this case, President Donald Trump, testify.
Essentially Graham is, or should be, the Republicans’ version of Jerry Nadler in the House. Nadler has been calling hearings and working towards impeachment, all while his counterpart in the Senate, Graham, does nothing.
We have long speculated as to why Senator Graham has so far refused to call any witnesses. Could it be that we are eventually going to learn that he too was part of the dirty dossier with McCain?
Is it possible that somewhere down the line he too was, or perhaps still is, sharpening a blade meant for our President? (It’s a metaphor relax everyone.) I suppose that only time will tell.
The Gateway Pundit explains:
“On May 1, 2019 Lindsey Graham, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised investigations on how the Mueller probe started.
Senator Graham made the the comments during testimony by US Attorney General Bill Barr in front of the US Senate.
But Lindsey Graham lied.
Lindsey Graham is a fraud.
Lindsey Graham has scheduled NO COMMITTEE HEARINGS on Deep State, FBI, CIA, Spygate, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Mueller, Stefan Halper, George Papadopoulos, Tom Fitton, Sidney Powell, Joe diGenova, John Brennan, James Comey, Chris Wray, etc.
Here is the list of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings since Lindsey Graham made that lie back on May 1, 2019.”
If you watch Tucker, you likely saw Senator Rand Paul on to discuss Lindsey Graham’s failure to deliver on … well, anything.
Despite Graham’s promises to investigate the birth of the ‘Russian Collusion Delusion’ as POTUS calls it, or ‘the coup’ as we like to refer to it, the Senator from North Carolina has not done anything.
Graham promised to get to the bottom of the Ukrainian investigation, he has not done anything.
Graham promised to get to the bottom of the Roger Stone raid, he has not done anything.
Perhaps there are things happening behind the scenes, but as far as I know, Graham has not done a single thing to help this President other that snuggle up to him and whisper sweet nothings in his ear while he is likely sharpening his blade.
The Gateway Pundit continued:
“And Tucker Carlson noted that Lindsey Graham will not call in former Ambassador Kurt Volker to the Judiciary Committee even though his testimony undermines the current Democratic Party Ukrainian narrative!”
Tucker Carlson: Now his inaction extends to the Ukraine saga as well. State Department official Kurt Volker has given closed door testimony that undermines the current impeachment narrative. Two weeks ago Graham said that if Democrats didn’t release a transcript of Volker’s remarks he would summon Volker before the Senate to testify. We’re still waiting for that to happen too.
Lindsey Graham could destroy the Democrats’ entire Ukrainian narrative with one public hearing!
What is Lindsey Graham waiting for? Who is he protecting?”
Yesterday, Graham finally did something I agree with. Lindsey announced that he was going to be turning over the reins of the Senate Judiciary Committee following the 2020 election.
According to Politico :
“Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to hand the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) in the next Congress. Graham took over the panel this year from Grassley, who left to chair the Senate Finance Committee.
In an interview Thursday, Graham said Grassley asked to come back after his tenure on the Senate Finance Committee. Graham responded “absolutely.”
“Love Chuck Grassley. That’s the way the Senate works,” Graham said. “He took the Finance Committee so I could be chairman, and he’ll come back and fill out his time, and I’ll come back, and somebody else will come along.”
As much as I want to bash Lindsey, and I think I did plenty above, at least he is getting out of the way. We have to assume that Grassley will be more effective than Senator Graham. After all, Grassley merely needs call a single hearing to fulfill this prophecy.
Graham sure did not set the bar very high.