Even before the 2020 presidential election began, Donald Trump began insisting it would be rigged. With no evidence, no witnesses, and no reports of voter fraud by government officials, Trump had the answer to covering his loss. Blame Democrats, Republican secretaries of state, election officials, election volunteers, a vote tabulating machine company, Italy, and a long-dead president of Venezuela.
And he had help while he spread these conspiracy theories and his attempts try to overthrow democracy, including from Republican lawmakers like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC.
JUST IN: Fulton County DA makes final case to force Sen. Lindsey Graham to testify about his calls with GA officials as Trump attempted to overturn the results. https://t.co/i6iSwk2T4T pic.twitter.com/idn7NoK2G6
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 12, 2022
Graham has previously admitted to calling Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger and trying to persuade him to do something to support Trump’s lies. In court, when Georgia Distict Attorney Fani Willis is working to convince a judge that Graham must be legally compelled to accept a subpoena, Graham argued that he cannot be forced to reveal anything in court related to his work as a senator and member of the Judiciary Committee.
Except none of what he did had anything to do with his current position as senator.
The court wrote in its decision that:
‘Bryant merely requires that he provide “an explanation for why the sort of activity in question should be deemed absolutely immune.” Reply, p. 8-9 (emphasis original). The distinction which the Senator attempts to draw is a curious one, since his explanation for why the Clause should apply to his actions implores this Court to credit his characterization of his actions and disregard anyone else’s.’
Twitter was more than ready to see Graham forced to answer questions about his attempts to help Trump illegally throw out an election. Read some of their comments below: