EERSTE OP FOX: Lindsey Graham will appeal judge's decision forcing him to testify before grand jury in Georgia

In 'n eksklusiewe verklaring aan Fox News Digital, 'n woordvoerder van Graham het die regter daarvan beskuldig dat hy grondwetteks en hooggeregshof-presedent geïgnoreer het, citing the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause.

The Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause prevents a local official from questioning a senator about how that senator did his job. Hier, Senator Graham was doing his due diligence before the Electoral Count Act certification vote – where he voted to certify the election,” lui die verklaring.

Although the district court acknowledged that Speech or Debate may protect some of Senator Graham’s activities, she nevertheless ignored constitutional text and binding Supreme Court precedent, so Senator Graham plans to appeal to the 11th Circuit,” dit het bygevoeg.

Sy. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks on southern border security and illegal immigration, during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 30, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Sy. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks on southern border security and illegal immigration, during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

In the Monday ruling, the judge said the Graham did not enjoy sovereign immunity from being called by state prosecutors, despite his argument that, as a senator, he has immunity regarding being questioned over legislative acts.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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