Graham Flees Chamber Before Nadler Plays 1999 Clip Of Him Saying Impeachment Doesn’t Need A Crime

The Week reports:

House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is making his impeachment argument with a little blast from the past. Nadler turned to the words of one of his colleagues, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton argued a crime isn’t required to impeach a president.

In an old clip, Graham says that “when you start using your office and you’re acting in a way that hurts people, you committed a high crime.” Reportedly, Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was not in his seat while Nadler played the clip of him.