Lindsey Graham: God Will Never Care That I Voted To Acquit Donald Trump
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade last week that God will not care about his vote to acquit President Donald Trump when he reaches the afterlife, according to The Hill.
Graham added that acquitting Trump was the “easiest decision I ever had to make,” and that he used the “common sense” God gave him to reach his decision.
“It was politically driven, it was driven by people who are not looking for the truth," the Trump ally said. "They hate Trump, they were gonna impeach him the day he got elected and if you can't see through this, you know, your religion is clouding your thinking here."
Graham’s comments came in response to Senator Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) use of his faith as reason to vote for Trump’s conviction.
“I am a profoundly religious person. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced,” Romney said last week in explaining his vote.
But Graham was less concerned over what God might think of his own decision on Trump’s impeachment and removal.
“When I go to meet God at the pearly gates I don't think he's going to ask me, 'Why didn't you convict Trump?'” the South Carolina Republican said. “I may be wrong, but I don't think that's gonna be at the top of the list. I'll have a lot to answer for, but this was clearly an effort to destroy Trump."