Senator Lindsey Graham’s once effusive praise for President Donald Trump tapered off following the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria.
Now, the South Carolina Republican is going so far as to leave the proverbial door open on the subject of impeachment should new evidence arise.
Based on everything he’s seen so far, Graham does not believe Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky constitutes sufficient grounds for impeachment.
But he doesn’t appear happy with the commander-in-chief.
In a conversation with Axios on HBO Sunday, Graham wouldn’t rule out the possibility of impeachment — should new evidence emerge in the Ukraine matter.
“Show me something that is a crime,” Graham said. “If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing.”
Afterward, Graham expressed a level of fatigue with the president previously unseen in public.
The senator went on to take a couple of other shots at Trump, calling Trump’s appeal to China to investigate Joe Biden “stupid.”
“I’ve [gotten] to know him, and I find him to be a handful, I find him to be an equal opportunity abuser of people,” Graham added, before calling Trump, “very charming and … very gracious.”