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 NadlerThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Congress set for clash over surveillance reforms Trump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify MORE (D-N.Y.) took a jab at his congressional counterpart Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDemocrats duke it out in most negative debate so far Republicans give Barr vote of confidence Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response | Top official warns virus appears inevitable in US | Democrats block two Senate abortion bills 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 TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far 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.