Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, warned Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday she would be committing 'political suicide' if she started impeachment proceedings against the president.
'She knows that impeachment would be political suicide because there's no reason to impeach the president,' Graham said on 'Fox News Sunday.'
He claimed Pelosi's real motive is trying to keep her Democratic Party together and not lose control of the House of Representatives.
Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Speaker Nancy Pelosi she would be committing 'political suicide' if she started impeachment proceedings against President Trump
Graham warned Speaker Nancy Pelosi she would lose control of the House in the next election if she pursued impeachment charges
He warned she would lose control the House in the 2020 election if she pursued impeachment charges.
'She's trying to keep the party intact. If she goes down the impeachment road, Republicans take back the House, we keep the Senate, President Trump gets reelected, but her job is very much at risk,' he said.
'So what I think is going to happen here - I think that she's going to be driven towards impeachment. If she goes down that road, it will be suicide for the Democratic Party. From President Trump's point of view, I disagree with the idea that you can't work with them while they're doing things like this. You have to work with him,' he added.
Graham was discussing an extraordinary week that saw Pelosi and Trump in an unprecedented war of words.
The attacks began after a White House meeting between the two and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) on infrastructure broke down on Wednesday.
Trump promptly labeled the two leaders Crying Chuck and Crazy Nancy.
'You had the group - Crying Chuck and Crazy Nancy...
'I'll tell you what, I've been