Senator Lindsey Graham Ruled to Testify Before Grand Jury in Georgia

This morning, a federal judge in Atlanta denied South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s motion to quash a subpoena and ruled that he must testify before a Fulton County Grand Jury investigating former President Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May sent the case to the superior court of Fulton County to hear further proceedings on the U.S. constitution’s ‘Speech or Debate’ clause. Graham claimed that as a Senator he has immunity regarding being questioned over legislative acts. During the ruling the judge said that there are ‘considerable areas of potential grand jury inquiry’ that fall outside that protection and that Senators do not enjoy sovereign immunity from being called by state prosecutors.’ Graham is scheduled to appear as a witness in Atlanta in front of the special grand jury on August 23rd.