Nadler plays 1999 clip of Graham defining high crimes: 'It doesn't even have to be a crime'

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGun control group rolls out House endorsements The House impeachment inquiry loses another round — and yes, that's still going on Democrats call on DHS to allow free calls at ICE detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.) took a jab at his congressional counterpart Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote  GOP senators urge Trump not to restrict guest worker visas MORE (R-S.C.) during the Senate impeachment trial Wednesday.

During his turn on the floor, Nadler, one of the House managers, played a 1999 clip of Graham calling for the impeachment of then-President Clinton.

"What's a high crime? How about if an important person hurts somebody of low means," Graham said at the time.

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"It's not very scholarly, but I think it's the truth," Graham continued. "I think that's what [the framers of the Constitution] meant by high crimes. It doesn't even have to be a crime. It's just when you start using your office and you're acting in a way that hurts people, you've committed a high crime."

One of the main arguments that GOP lawmakers have lobbed against House Democrats' case for impeachment is that the two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K coronavirus deaths DOJ: George Floyd death investigation a 'top priority' Lifting our voices — and votes MORE that were passed by the House — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — don't actually outline a prosecutable crime.

Democrats, in turn, have tirelessly argued that Trump committed a high crime by using his office to leverage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a personal political favor.

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Reportedly, Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was not in his seat while Nadler played the clip of him.