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 Lindsey Graham.
The Georgia Secretary of State in a Monday interview with The Washington Post accused Graham of pressuring him to throw out what would be thousands of ballots from certain counties.
“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 (@Marc E. Elias) 1605566280.0
Elias is not the only attorney calling for an investigation.
Here’s Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
Attn: AG Barr Still searching for evidence of attempts to interfere with election? Appears that Senator Lindsey Gr… https://t.co/rj9aYk9DrX— Kristen Clarke (@Kristen Clarke) 1605567263.0
Former FBI Special Agent:
So this seems like something that would come under the guidance Bill Barr recently gave DOJ to investigate 👀 https://t.co/QvKO3nUUIx— Asha Rangappa (@Asha Rangappa) 1605566599.0
Political scientist, journalist, and CEO:
This demands investigation. If laws were broken, it demands prosecution. Clearly, if true, @LindseyGrahamSC has n… https://t.co/OtZqPrwH2w— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf) 1605567967.0
U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell blasted Graham:
More evidence that Trump and his despicable enablers don't give a single damn about democracy, and will tell any li… https://t.co/JCN6ZJwIF5— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell) 1605568081.0
Some might call this… election fraud. https://t.co/sB1r7QTzmv— Amy Spitalnick (@Amy Spitalnick) 1605566561.0
Lindsey Graham should be investigated https://t.co/aXGulT4vl8— Joe Hagan (@Joe Hagan) 1605568551.0
Is there any consequence for trying to pressure government officials to commit crimes? Seems like Graham should get… https://t.co/t32nSccng9— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noah Smith 🐇) 1605566817.0
this is a Holy Shit! story. Graham is nothing but a stooge but so are other Republicans. https://t.co/wgEzms2hYf— Pete Souza (@Pete Souza) 1605567732.0
None of these moves ever had a real chance. But big names effectively announcing they'd toss out votes en masse or… https://t.co/XuS9aNdKJR— Benjy Sarlin (@Benjy Sarlin) 1605567543.0
Lindsey Graham is now begging election officials to turn our country into a sham democracy resembling Russia's. And… https://t.co/S4KMMoAyQC— David Nir (@David Nir) 1605566520.0
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - America cannot function as a society as long as the Republican Party re… https://t.co/beCIUu9c7J— Cassandra, Irredeemable Pudgy Nobody (@Cassandra, Irredeemable Pudgy Nobody) 1605567974.0
FOUND THE FRAUD! https://t.co/9w5d5Oh8iP— Morgan J. Freeman (@Morgan J. Freeman) 1605569732.0