SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): There are a lot of people urging the president to pardon folks who participated in defiling the Capitol, the rioters. I don't care if you went there and spread flowers on the floor. You breached the security of the Capitol. You interrupted a joint session of Congress. You tried to intimidate us all. You should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.And to seek a pardon of these people would be wrong. It would be -- I think it would destroy President Trump. And I hope we don't go down that road.
They chose to go into that Capitol, defile the Capitol. President Trump never said, go into the Capitol and try to interrupt a joint session of Congress. That was the choice they make -- they made. And they need to live with that choice.
MARIA BARTIROMO (ANCHOR): The president obviously tried to send messages here, because many of his supporters continue to believe there was fraud in the election, and they feel robbed, Senator.
GRAHAM: Well, I tell you what. You can feel any way you want to. There was irregularities in mail-in voting. 66,000 people under 18 did not vote in Georgia. You did not have 8,000 felons, as claimed, voting from prison in Arizona.
The election is over. The Electoral College certified the elections. I'm disappointed in the outcome. I wish he would have won. I appreciate what the president said Thursday. We will reject violence. His movement is not about violence. It is about peace, and it is about policy. It is now time to move on to Joe Biden.
You talk about unifying the country. If you do not stand up against the impeachment of President Trump after he leaves office, you're an incredibly weak figure in American history.