The words of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a major Donald Trump sycophant and blind defender, came back to bite him during the Senate impeachment trial Wednesday when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler played a video of the senator's words when he led the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in January 1999.
"What's a high crime? How about if an important person hurts somebody of low means," Graham said on that video.
"It's not very scholarly, but I think it's the truth," Graham continued. "I think that's what [the framers of the Constitution] meant by high crimes. It doesn't even have to be a crime. It's just when you start using your office and you're acting in a way that hurts people, you've committed a high crime."
Well, Senator, heed your own words.
You guys -- you Republicans -- keep saying that Trump did nothing wrong by trying to coerce the president of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for his own political reasons. You say that wasn't a prosecutable crime.
But you said yourself, Senator, that a president can be impeached "when you start using your office and you're acting in a way that hurts people."
It's pretty clear that what Trump did hurts people -- the American people. He's jeopardized America's safety and security by trying to withhold nearly $400 million in defense assistance to Ukraine, who is involved in a war with Russia. And he did it to benefit himself and his chances for reelection.
In South Carolina, Democrats are not letting Graham get away with spinning the facts one way at one time and another way at another time to suit his own story, for his own political convenience.
The Horry County Democratic Party (HCDP), which covers the area of Myrtle Beach and its environs, has produced a video calling out Graham for his duplicity.
HCDP also is about to release a new billboard with the same "Heed Your Words" message. The billboard focuses on Graham's statement on Fox News in February 2016, when he was running for President, saying that Trump was "unfit" to be president.
Heed your words, Senator Graham. As you said in November 1998, "Please allow the facts to do the talking," he said. "Don't decide the case before the case is in."