"A professional compliment, I would say, by another prosecutor," Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island told CNN's John Berman on Thursday between Graham, a judge at the Senate trial and ally of the president, and Schiff, who had has presented the Chamber's case against Trump.
"It was a good human moment in which Senator Graham, who I think are opponents on this issue, but friends, both stopped to congratulate a man who had a difficult day, but a good day," Whitehouse told CNN on Thursday.
Sheldon, a Democrat, argued that you can "agree or disagree on what conclusions to draw", but that Schiff did a "very good job as a lawyer on a very long day in the Senate yesterday".
"I'm trying to give a very clear signal that I've made up my mind. I'm not trying to pretend to be a fair judge here," Graham of South Carolina said last month, adding, "What I see coming, Happening today is just a party nonsense ".
Graham held a news conference on Wednesday to say it would be a "difficult battle" to vote to condemn Trump, since "the best group of people to choose a president are voters – not a group of party politicians".