Lindsey Graham goes into hiding just before Jerry Nadler calls him out—with receipts

Rep. Jerry Nadler spoke today during the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. At one point during his statement, Nadler wanted to make it clear to everyone that the top Republicans in the room were full of shit, especially by their very own standards. Nadler played a clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham recorded during the 1999 Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton giving his opinion of what a “high crime” is.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: What is a high crime? How about if an important person hurt somebody of low means. That’s not very scholarly, but I think it’s the truth. I think that’s what they meant by high crimes. Doesn’t even have to be a crime. It’s just using your office and you’re acting in a way that hurts people. You’ve committed a high crime.

Rough stuff. Graham seems to have known this would be coming, and, according to The New York Times, Graham slipped out a few minutes before Nadler played the clip. Because there is at least one constant in the universe: Republican cowardice.