The establishment in both political parties spent time looking for ways to take down Donald Trump right until the bitter end.
But a shocking new report shows just how far at least one Republican senator was willing to go.
And Donald Trump was given an ultimatum that could ban him from running for office.
According to the new book “This Will Not Pass” by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham called White House counsel Pat Cipollone and demanded Donald Trump denounce the crowd that entered the Capitol.
Graham threatened that if Trump did not act the Senate would invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.
The book also detailed how Graham praised Joe Biden as the perfect president for this moment.
On Jan. 6, an enraged Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) telephoned White House counsel Pat Cipollone and told him that if President Trump didn’t act more aggressively to denounce the mob “we’ll be asking you for the 25th Amendment” to remove Trump from office.
In an in-person interview with the authors that afternoon, after they all evacuated from the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed optimism that the riot could become a turning point: “People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with that’ … There will be a rallying effect for a while, the country says: We’re better than this.”
Graham suggested Biden was the right man for this time: “I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”
Senator Graham also reportedly called Ivanka Trump and urged her to press President Trump to make a statement telling his supporters to go home.
“You need to get these people out of here,” The Washington Post reported Graham telling Ivanka Trump. “This thing is going south. This is not good. You’re going to have to tell these people to stand down. Stand down.”
Senator Graham threatening Donald Trump with removal from office by the 25th Amendment was not Senator Graham’s first unhinged outburst on January 6.
The Washington Post reported that Senator Graham demanded Capitol Hill police officers shoot in cold blood unarmed Trump supporters that broke into the Capitol.
“What are you doing? Take back the Senate! You’ve got guns. Use them,” The Washington Post reported Graham screaming.
“We give you guns for a reason,” Graham reportedly declared. “Use them.”
Graham’s team later tried to walk back the maniac call to gun down American citizens.
“Graham was quite clear on this point, noting that the backpacks and other items brought into the Capitol could have contained bombs and explosives. The damage could have been much, much worse,” Senator Graham’s communications director Kevin Bishop told the Post.
Lindsey Graham likes to pretend he is Donald Trump’s best friend.
But at his core Graham is the same RINO that supports amnesty, Green New Deal-style “climate change” policies and modeled himself after John McCain.
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