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FIRST ON FOX: Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C., will appeal a federal judge’s decision to compel him to comply with a grand jury subpoena in the investigation into whether the former president Donald Trump and others broke laws during the latter. efforts to reverse the state’s outcome in the 2020 presidential election.
In an exclusive statement to Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for Graham accused the judge of ignoring constitutional text and Supreme Court precedent, 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. Here, Senator Graham was doing his due diligence before the vote to certify the law on the electoral count – where he voted to certify the election,” the statement said.
“While the District Court recognized that speaking or debating may shield some of Senator Graham’s activities, it nonetheless ignored constitutional text and binding Supreme Court precedent, so Senator Graham plans to appeal. at the 11th Circuit,” he added.
In Monday’s decision, the judge said the Graham did not have sovereign immunity from being called by state prosecutors, despite his argument that as a senator he enjoyed immunity concerning interrogations on legislative acts.
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.