Following a Washington Post bombshell that revealed Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was pressured by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to toss out legally cast ballots, multiple legal experts called on the Department of Justice and the Senate Ethics Committee to launch an investigation into the South Carolina senator.
Marc Elias, a top attorney for the Democratic Party who has spent decades defending voting rights, is calling on the Ethics Committee to investigate Senator Graham.
“This is both outrageous and should be investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee,” Elias said via Twitter, in response to Washington Post National political reporter Amy Gardner’s reporting.
This is both outrageous and should be investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee. https://t.co/7Xkp7aQN0v
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 16, 2020
Elias wasn’t the only legal expert to call for an investigation into Graham. Other legal experts also weighed in on the subject.
Attn: AG Barr
Still searching for evidence of attempts to interfere with election? Appears that Senator Lindsey Graham should be investigated immediately. https://t.co/V1Q23G2NSY
— Kristen Clarke 866-OUR-VOTE (@KristenClarkeJD) November 16, 2020
So this seems like something that would come under the guidance Bill Barr recently gave DOJ to investigate 👀 https://t.co/QvKO3nUUIx
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 16, 2020
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) November 16, 2020
More evidence that Trump and his despicable enablers don't give a single damn about democracy, and will tell any lie and break any law to try to silence American voters. https://t.co/ZFIRsJCqe8
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) November 16, 2020