Lindsey Graham Clowned for Speculating Trump Impeachment Could Lead to George Washington Getting Same Treatment

Lindsey Graham is worried about all the dead presidents, namely George Washington, who he apparently believes could now face impeachment proceedings.


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Lindsey Graham, who just days ago criticized his failed steak salesman BFF Donald J. Trump for continuing to push election-related lies, is now circling back around to defending him amid the historic second impeachment by the House.

During a Fox News appearance on Wednesday, Graham matter-of-factly expressed his fear that current goings-on will lead to ghosts being impeached. 

Here’s Lindsey Graham on Hannity arguing that impeaching Trump is a slippery slope to impeaching George Washington for owning slaves

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 14, 2021

"Well, play this out," Graham said during the appearance. "We impeached the president today without any evidence. It's just sheer hatred. If this becomes the norm, be careful what you wish for today. Under this theory [of] the radical left, if you can impeach a president after they're out of office, why don't we impeach George Washington? He owned slaves. Where does this stop?"

It was unclear whether Graham meant to imply that he somehow had secret government access to proof of ghosts' existence. He also failed to offer up any such proof during the Fox News appearance in question. George Washington, meanwhile, was unable to be reached for comment and/or clarification. He's dead.

Not dead, however, is the still-stacking-up assortment of jokes spawned by Graham's sharing of a Please Don't Impeach Ghosts stance:

Don’t threaten me with a good time

— josh riddick (@JRidd_317) January 14, 2021

Dig his dead ass up. Let’s go.

— Jonathan Adams (@JonathanAdams) January 14, 2021

How about we keep it at Trump being given the same chance to run again that George Washington has?

— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) January 14, 2021

What I'm about to say may be inviting a treacherous slippery slope, but I don't care:

I am willing to entertain the possibility of impeaching George Washington over owning slaves -- with the penalty of making him permanently ineligible for public office. Yep, I said it.

— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) January 14, 2021

If Trump went on tv and said George Washington was still alive and called him to tell him what a tremendous job he’s done, millions of Americans would believe it 😔

— Shannon (@shannonsresist) January 14, 2021

In recent tweets, Graham has made multiple mentions of being opposed to post-presidential impeachment. He has not, however, made any additional comments regarding Washington, who is indeed dead.

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