LINDSEY Graham has called on Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden to stop the second impeachment of Donald Trump.
The Republican Senator said the unprecedented move would “do more harm than good” and the President "wants this to end".
Moves to impeach Trump again came after his supporters stormed Congress as lawmakers were voting on certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 US Presidential Election.
Trump addressed a "Save America March" before Wednesday's riot and has been widely accused of inciting the crowd to violence by disputing the election result.
Speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News, Graham appealed directly to the House speaker and President elect to call off impeachment.
"I wanted President Trump to win so badly,'he said.
"Now, tonight, I am calling on President-elect Biden to pick up the phone and call Nancy Pelosi and the squad to end the second impeachment.
"President Trump gave a statement last night that was helpful. It hit the mark. He wants to move on to a peaceful transfer of power. He wants this to end."
In a Twitter post he said moves to impeach President Trump would "not only be unsuccessful in the Senate but would be a dangerous precedent for the future of the presidency”.
“It will take both parties to heal the nation,” he added.
The South Carolina Senator said impeachment “further divide the country and erode the institution of the presidency itself”.
Trump is facing an unprecedented second impeachment as House Democrats officially push forward to charge him with "inciting insurrection" in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege.
Hundreds of Trump fanatics stormed inside the US Capitol building, resulting in five deaths – including Brian D. Sicknick died after being hit on the head with a fire extinguisher.
Democrats have already drafted the single article for Trump's impeachment that will be formally introduced on Monday, according to reports.
Graham’s comments come after he was called a “traitor” by a mob of MAGA at Reagan National Airport on Friday, after the lawmaker abandoned President Donald Trump.
In a video inside an airport terminal, a crowd of people shouted “traitor” more than a dozen times as security staff stood around to protect the South Carolina senator.
The document, which has over 150 sponsors, accuses Trump of violating his Constitutional duty by encouraging a crowd of his supporters to fight the vote to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory and denounces him as a “threat to national security.”
“In all of this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transfer of power, and imperiled a coordinate branch of government,” the document reads.
The document, prepared by Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), could prevent Trump from running again in 2024.
The impeachment articles will reportedly be formally introduced on Monday by House Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "pushes for removal" after the Capitol Hill riots.
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