In tweets Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham said he “must be doing something right when the most radical liberal politicians and media pundits in America are calling for my resignation.”
Several members of the left contingent of the House Democratic Caucus called for him to step down due to claims he meddled in the recount of the presidential vote in Georgia.
The kerfuffle sprang from an interview where Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger claimed that Graham had pressured him to throw out ballots in counties where there was a high prevalence of signatures on the ballot that didn’t match the voter rolls.
Graham, however, called the claim “ridiculous,” saying he didn’t ask the secretary of state to toss ballots but did want to understand the state’s signature-matching requirements.
“The main issue for me is: How do you protect the integrity of mail-in voting, and how does signature verification work,” the senator said.
Washington Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal — the co-chairwoman of the House Progressive Caucus and a sort of honorary member of the “squad” of leftist lawmakers — called for the senator’s resignation Tuesday, saying in a tweet that it’s “now been corroborated that he urged” Raffensperger to throw out votes.
Lindsey Graham must resign.
It has now been corroborated that he urged the Secretary of State in Georgia to find a way to throw out legally cast ballots. There must be accountability and justice for this dangerous attack on our democracy.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) November 18, 2020
By this point, actual “squad” members were on the case — Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota:
“Lindsey Graham attempted to commit voter fraud. He can’t get away with it. Actions result in consequences. This unethical and possibly illegal action from a sitting U.S. Senator demands a swift consequence. Thank you @RepJayapal for demanding it,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
“It’s time for Lindsey Graham to submit his resignation,” tweeted Rep. Ilhan Omar.
This didn’t quite impress Graham, who tweeted, “I must be doing something right when the most radical liberal politicians and media pundits in America are calling for my resignation!”
“I will continue to try to find common ground where possible, but will not hesitate to vigorously oppose the radical domestic and foreign policy agenda of The Squad and other liberal critics,” he added.
“To those who are trying to silence me – you will fail miserably!”
I will continue to try to find common ground where possible, but will not hesitate to vigorously oppose the radical domestic and foreign policy agenda of The Squad and other liberal critics.
To those who are trying to silence me – you will fail miserably!
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 18, 2020
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