President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for condemning his efforts to fight against impeachment and served as a bad example for fellow Republicans.

“Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one,” Trump said. “And my statement on China pertained to corruption not politics. If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won. Sadly, he choked!”

Pointing out that Romney should be “impeached,” the president called the rogue Republican “pompous” and criticized him for “fighting [him] from the beginning.”

Romney on Friday, Oct. 4, denounced Trump for asking foreign leaders, especially those in Ukraine and China, in the investigation of a political opponent and his family for alleged corruption, referring to former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, U.S. News reported.

Being one of the few Republican Congress members to publicly criticize the Republican president, Romney called Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president and in particularly the investigation of Joe Biden, “wrong and appalling.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) however, strongly disagrees with Romney’s claims.

Appearing on “Face the Nation” hosted by Margaret Brennan, Graham explained in detail why he has “zero problems with [Trump’s] phone call.”

“But I do want every Republican to be asked, would you impeach the president based on this transcript, the phone call between the president of the United States and the Ukrainian president? Because, if you would, I think that is just incredibly bad judgment.”

“I want Romney to be asked that,” he said.

Graham, unlike Romney, believes that the president, like all other Americans, has the right to “confront [their] accuser.”

“I can’t believe we’re talking about impeaching the president based on an accusation based on hearsay.” Who is this whistleblower? What bias do they have? Why did they pick this whistleblower to tell a hearsay story? The transcript does not match the complaint. What’s going on here? Why did they change the rules about a whistleblower you can use hearsay when you could not just weeks before the complaint?” Graham raised a number of concerns.

“If you believe that Donald Trump did something to hurt this country you owe it to vote [rather than] talk about impeaching the president,” Graham continued. “The only way to open up an impeachment inquiry is to vote.”

“If you think the president did something wrong in this phone call then vote to open up an article of impeachment inquiry,” Graham said, while pointing out that “a lot of House Democrats won’t because they’re afraid.”

“Americans are fair. And if they believe President Trump did something troubling…they’ll account for that,” Graham said. “But I don’t think they’re going to remove a man from office based on a hearsay accusation.”

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