Sen. Lindsey Graham (D-S.C.) denounced Democrats who called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr after a controversy over the Department of Justice recommendation of punishment against one of the president's friends.
Graham was speaking to Sean Hannity on his Fox News show Monday when he made the comments.
"The thousand people who want Barr to resign are doing a political hit job on him," Graham said.
He went on to explain that the sentencing request from prosecutors against Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, was excessive.
The DOJ called for the sentencing to be reduced after the president tweeted that it was unjust. Four prosecutors on the case stepped down in protest against the change in the sentencing suggestion.
Critics of the president called for the resignation of Barr because they claimed he was acting according to the whim of the president, something that he denies.
"Bill Barr stepped in and stopped what I thought was an unjust sentence enhancement, and to the people who want Barr to resign, we know your agenda!" Graham said later in the interview.
"You're not trying to uphold the rule of law, you're trying to take a good man down because you hate Trump," he concluded.
Former congressman Trey Gowdy agreed with that assessment when he called the demand for Barr to resign, "the dumbest damn thing I have ever heard!"