Republicans did not just acquit Trump – they let themselves off too - 2021-02-14
"I have lost tons of sleep thinking he may get away with what he did," South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham said. "Impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office."
The "he" who vexed Senator Graham's sleep was not Donald Trump. It was Bill Clinton. And Graham worked to make sure President Clinton would not get away with lying under oath about his little affair, voting, in 1999, to convict the president and remove him from office.
On Saturday, Graham reached a different conclusion. In joining 42 of his Republican colleagues in voting to acquit Donald Trump of inciting a violent insurrection, Graham commented, "I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House managers offensive and absurd."