Lindsey Graham: Impeachment on table if Obama releases more detainees

By Susan Crabtree | Washington Examiner

Sen. Lindsey Graham is so furious over the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders that he is warning of a GOP impeachment push if President Obama tries to release any other prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

The South Carolina Republican, a prominent member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a military lawyer, has long supported the idea of shuttering the island prison and at one point a few years ago even served as Obama’s point man in Congress for the efforts.

Those negotiations have long since stalled, and Graham this week became one of the fiercest critics of the president’s handling of the Bergdahl swap.

“The likelihood of Americans being kidnapped in the future by terrorist organizations to retrieve some of their people held in captivity has gone through the roof,” Graham told reporters Wednesday.

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