PRIMERO EN ZORRO: Lindsey Graham will appeal judge's decision forcing him to testify before grand jury in Georgia

En comunicado exclusivo a Fox News Digital, un portavoz de Graham acusó al juez de ignorar el texto constitucional y el precedente de la Corte Suprema, 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. Aquí, Senator Graham was doing his due diligence before the Electoral Count Act certification vote – where he voted to certify the election,” la declaración decía.

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,” agregó.

Su. 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 en Washington, corriente continua.

Su. 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 en Washington, corriente continua. (Los republicanos desafían la máscara de coronavirus de los CDC)

En 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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