A federal judge ruled on Monday that South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham must comply with a Georgia subpoena related to the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May turned down Graham’s attempt to exclude himself from the subpoena in a 22-page decision.
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“Additionally, sovereign immunity fails to shield Senator Graham from testifying before the Special Purpose Grand Jury,” May wrote.
“Finally, though Senator Graham argues that he is exempt from testifying as a high-ranking government official, the Court finds that the District Attorney has shown extraordinary circumstances and a special need for Senator Graham’s testimony on issues relating to alleged attempts to influence or disrupt the lawful administration of Georgia’s 2022 elections,” it added.
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Graham announced following the ruling that he would appeal the case.
The ruling from the Obama-appointed judge just weeks ahead of the midterm elections returns the 2020 election controversy to the spotlight. The ruling also doesn’t help conservatives who hope to win back the House and possibly the Senate to put a stop to President Joe Biden’s radical agenda.