Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about “what it would take to impeach President Trump.”
Gorsuch answered truthfully, stating that it is not his power, as the U.S. Legislature is the one who conducts impeachment proceedings, not the judiciary.
From The Washington Examiner:
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday questioned Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about what it would take to impeach President Trump.
The Republican senator used a portion of his time for questions at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to probe Gorsuch about the impeachment process.
“In case President Trump is watching, which he may very well be, one you did a good job picking Judge Gorsuch,” Graham said to phentermine laughs, “and number two—here’s the bad part—if you start waterboarding people, you may get impeached. Is that a fair summary?”
“Senator, the impeachment power belongs to this body,” Gorsuch answered.
“That’s even better,” Graham replied. “Would he be subject to prosecution?”
“Senator, I’m not going to speculate,” Gorsuch said.
“But he’s not above the law,” Graham replied.
“No man is above the law,” Gorsuch said. “No man.”
Graham was the first senator—on either side of the aisle—to discuss potentially impeaching Trump. Graham focused much of the rest of his time asking questions on the issues of abortion and war powers.