President Donald Trump could be the "first president in history to go down" because he can't quit talking Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday.
"You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet would clear you," the South Carolina Republican said in comments directed toward Trump during a CBS "Face the Nation" interview.
That is frustrating, said Graham, because he wants to help Trump as a president who he believes "will do big things no other Republican would do like on immigration."
Trump, he continued, could deliver the United States from a broken immigration system, but the constant chaos is not helping.
Graham said the probe should be in the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which he belongs, particularly because of suggestions that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch "were playing politics with the investigation."
The senator also said he agrees that Trump's conversations with Comey were inappropriate but did not constitute obstruction of justice. At the same time, the press and its concentration on the Russian investigation are "about as fair as a lynch mob."
However, he continued, Trump is feeding the lynch mob with his tweets.
"You are your own worst enemy," Graham said, again speaking directly toward Trump. "Mr. President, knock it off...every day you are talking about Jim Comey and not the American people and their needs and their desires, their hopes and their dreams, you are making a mistake."
Graham also talked about pending healthcare legislation, saying that the Senate needs bring the push to an end.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wants to get something passed by July 4, but Graham said on Sunday that the House version of the American Health Care Act is "dead in the Senate" and only has 10 percent of public support.
"My advice is if we can't replace Obamacare by ourselves, to go to the Democrats," said Graham. "Say this, 10 percent of the sick people drive 90 percent of the costs for all of us. Let's take those 10 percent of really sick people and put them in a federal managed care system."
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