Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that if the president is impeached, he intends to have the whistleblowers testify in the Senate if they don’t go before the House.
“If the whistleblowers’ allegations are turned into an impeachment article, it’s imperative that the whistle-blower be interviewed in public, under oath and cross-examined. Nobody in America goes to jail or has anything done to them without confronting their accuser,” he told host Maria Bartiromo.
The South Carolina senator said the whistleblowers need to come forward so the “public can judge their credibility.”
The House opened the impeachment inquiry after reports emerged of a call in which Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden following Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from the country.
A whistleblower report on the call thrust the conversation into the spotlight, and the White House released a partial readout of the call. A second whistleblower, who reportedly has firsthand knowledge of the events, has also talked to the intelligence community’s inspector general.
Graham compared the whistleblower accusations to “unverifiable” allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh last year.
“This is Kavanaugh all over again,” he said.