Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, warned Sunday President Nancy Pelosi that she would commit suicide if she initiated a procedure to dismiss the president.
"She knows that the dismissal would be a political suicide because there is no reason to dismiss the president," Graham said in "Fox News Sunday."
He said that Pelosi's real motivation is to keep his party democratic and not lose control of the House of Representatives.
Senator Lindsey Graham warned President Nancy Pelosi that she would commit "political suicide" if she initiated a procedure to dismiss President Trump
Graham warned President Nancy Pelosi that she would lose control of the House in the next election if she continued the prosecution for indictment
He warned that she would lose control of the House in the 2020 elections if she sued for indictment.
She tries to keep the party intact. If it embarks on the path of impeachment, the Republicans take over the House, we keep the Senate, the President Trump is re-elected, but his work is threatened, "he said.
"So, what I think is going to happen here – I think it's going to be pushed to destitution. If she goes down this road, it will be suicide for the Democratic Party. From President Trump's point of view, I do not agree with the idea that it is impossible to work with them while they do things like that. You have to work with him, he added.
Graham was responsible for the dismissal to the House of Representatives in the 1990s, when Republicans attempted to impeach President Bill Clinton.
They did not do it and the party lost control of the House in the next election.
Graham was discussing the end of an extraordinary week that saw Pelosi and Trump in an unprecedented war of words.
The attacks began after a meeting at the White House between the two men and Senator Chuck Schumer (New York) on the infrastructure that erupted on Wednesday.
Trump quickly labeled the two leaders Crying Chuck and Crazy Nancy.
& # 39; You had the group – Crying Chuck and Crazy Nancy …
"I'm going to tell you what, I'm watching her and I've been watching her for a long time, it's not the same person. She lost it, "said Trump at an event bringing together farmers and ranchers at the White House.
Pelosi did not hold back either.
"The White House is only asking to be indicted. That's why he flip-flopped, "she told reporters at Capitol Hill.
"Maybe he wants to take a leave. I do not know. But on the other hand, we understand what our responsibilities are, "she said.
She also suggested that it was time to intervene.
& # 39; I pray for the President of the United States. I hope that his family, his administration or his staff will intervene for the good of the country, "she said.
President Donald Trump has criticized Presidents Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Democratic Leader of the Senate, in the words "Crazy Nancy" and "Crying Chuck"
The war of words began when President Trump left Wednesday's meeting at the White House with President Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (photo).
Graham also advised the President to oppose Democrat subpoenas, such as those tabled by Jerry Nadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee of the House (photo).
The latest divide between the executive and the legislature comes as Trump fights against Democratic subpoenas for his business documents, his tax returns and for current and former government officials to testify in front of the Congress.
Six House committees are investigating the president – an argument that Pelosi used to try to prevent discussions about his party's dismissal.
Graham advised the president to fight tooth and nail against the Democrats' subpoenas.
In particular, he quoted Jerry Nadler, the president of the Judiciary, who had summoned the full and unabridged report of special advocate Robert Mueller.
Nader also subpoenaed Attorney General Bill Barr and former White House lawyer Don McGahn, frequently quoted in Mueller's report, alongside Annie Donaldson, chief of staff and law firm. 39, former Director of Communications of the White House, Hope Hicks.
"If I were the president, I would defend myself against this political revenge of the House," said Graham.
"I would fight hard against Nadler," he added.