Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds'

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Published on October 24, 2019 - Duration: 02:00s

Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds'

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Thursday introduced a resolution to send a signal to House Democrats that their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is "out of bounds" and unfair.

Graham said former President Bill Clinton was given more rights during his impeachment proceedings.

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Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds'

**EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANITY** "The purpose of the resolution is to let the House know that the process you're engaging in regarding the attempted impeachment of President is out of bounds," Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill.

"What's going on is a run-around the impeachment process, creating a secret proceeding behind closed doors, that fundamentally, in my view, denies due process," he added, saying that both Clinton and former President Richard Nixon were given greater say in the process.

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that the White House is working on getting a team together to work on messaging on the House of Representatives probe into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.

No president has ever been removed as a direct result of impeachment.

Richard Nixon resigned before he could be removed.

Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached by the House, but not convicted by the Senate.

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