Lindsey Graham To Face Questioning Regarding 2020 Election
(RepublicanNews.org) – In July, a judge in Fulton County, Georgia, approved seven certificates ordering witnesses to appear in front of a grand jury. The Peach State is conducting an investigation into “possible criminal interference” in the 2020 election. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was one of the people who received a subpoena to testify on the matter. The legislator resisted the call and took the matter to court.
On November 1, the Supreme Court rejected Graham’s request to quash the subpoena, allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to compel the senator to appear before the court. The South Carolina lawmaker is accused of calling Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “question the validity of legally cast ballots,” implying the leader should throw some out.
#BREAKING: Supreme Court clears way for Graham to face questioning in Georgia election probe https://t.co/0Wb03J5DcG pic.twitter.com/1Udf6YGgPS
— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2022
SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas recently gave Graham a temporary relief on the matter, opening the request to the rest of the court. Once the matter made it to the highest court in the land, however, the justices voted in favor of the state. The ruling referenced a decision by the lower court, which protects the legislator from any questions that violate the speech or debate clause in the US Constitution. The privilege gives congressional members immunity for statements during speeches or debates within the House or Senate.
The DA believes Graham broke the law when he called Raffensperger during the 2020 election cycle to ask him to “find votes” in Trump’s favor. The state hopes to find witnesses to support the allegation. Graham could be forced to testify this month.
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