‘Squad’ Members Call for Lindsey Graham’s Resignation — He Pushes Back

Two Democratic lawmakers — who are part of the so-called “squad” — are calling on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) resignation.

“It’s time for Lindsey Graham to submit his resignation,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted.

Omar’s demand came after a report of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) alleging that during his call with Graham on Friday, “It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road,” regarding finding a way to toss ballots that were cast legally, according to The Washington Post.

He also allegedly asked Raffensperger whether he “had the power to toss all mail ballots in counties found to have higher rates of nonmatching signatures,” as the Post reports.

Soon after Omar’s demand, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) responded on Twitter Wednesday to Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-Wash.) call for Graham to resign, “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,” Tlaib added.

Graham, however, did not stay silent, tweeting in response to Tlaib and Omar, “I must be doing something right when the most radical liberal politicians and media pundits in America are calling for my resignation!”

He added in another tweet, “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!”

Graham denied Raffensperger’s accusation on Monday evening, calling it “ridiculous.” He said he did seek clarity on Georgia’s signature-matching requirements when speaking to Raffensperger.

“The main issue for me is: How do you protect the integrity of mail-in voting, and how does signature verification work?” Graham said.

The South Carolina lawmaker continued, “If he feels threatened by that conversation, he’s got a problem. I actually thought it was a good conversation.”

A top staffer for Raffensperger told MSNBC that he could see how Graham’s remarks could be taken two different ways, “What I heard was a discussion about absentee ballots and…if there was a percentage of signatures that weren’t really, truly matching is there some point you get to, if someone went to a courtroom could say, ‘Let’s throw out all these ballots.'”

He added, “I could see how Sen. Graham viewed it one way and Secretary Raffensperger viewed it one way, but our job in this state is to follow the law and follow the process.”

Responses

  1. “I was hoping you immigrants were the one resigning since you hate this country so much.” Sandra

    This says way more about Sandra than it does about someone who CHOSE to become a citizen AND a Congresswoman in this odd country.

  2. “Since when did Lindsey Graham commit voter fraud?” Linda

    I am confused, Linda. When did I ever say that Lindsay Graham commit voting fraud? That is not the very serious crime that he committed.

    “Sen. Graham has more integrity than the demonic squad,
    Biden and Harris put together.” Linda

    I know better and you don’t care.

    “do any of the afore (sic) mentioned have any integrity whatsoever!” Linda

    Absolutely! That was just ONE of the good reasons that got them elected AND re-elected.

  3. Lindy Loo. I live in S.C. and Missy Prissy Graham is a hypocrite and under the control of his big buck handlers. Care to share examples of Graham’s “integrity”? Like messing around with young male pages? And turning his back on his friends like McCain? If that’s your litmus test for integrity, bless your heart.

  4. Dear Corporal Idiot,
    Since when did Lindsey Graham commit voter fraud?
    Sen. Graham has more integrity than the demonic squad,
    Biden and Harris put together. In fact, without a shred of doubt do
    any of the afore mentioned have any integrity whatsoever!

  5. And I say it’s time for Ilan to pay back the $3m she channeled to her latest husbands bank account and she needs to go to prison for entering the country through an illegal marriage to her brother.

  6. Heaven forbid a Rep pol dares to ask a question about signature verification. Don’t you realize that we cannot be wrong! Voter fraud my &&&.

  7. “Lindsey Graham attempted to commit voter fraud. He can’t get away with it. Actions result in consequences.” the squad

    Wanna bet? Powerful politicians get away with “it” all of the time. When did bad politicians, such as Graham, ever pay with consequences? Not all that often, unfortunately. That is why we voters need to do OUR jobs much better.

    We MUST elect better politicians because anything goes in our corrupt politics. Can you see the American Fascist Senators voting to kick Graham out of the Senate, even just censoring him, if he is found guilty? No. Why would you?

  8. “This unethical and possibly illegal action from a sitting U.S. Senator demands a swift consequence.” Rashida Tlaib

    That is why Graham’s actions and words need to be investigated first, THEN if he is found to have broken ethics rules and possibly laws you can demand his resignation with force and legal standing to back your demands.