Opinion | Here's why we just filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Lindsey Graham

Graham’s actions should be clearly identified and vociferously rejected by his fellow senators, as well as by the Biden administration.

11/25/2020 12:45:00 AM

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Graham’s actions should be clearly identified and vociferously rejected by his fellow senators, as well as by the Biden administration.

, the use of public investigatory powers for partisan political purposes has been a hallmark of the current administration, as demonstrated by William Barr’s Department of Justice. If our norms have become so distorted that the investigative powers of the Senate are similarly available for misuse, our country is experiencing a rule-of-law crisis of the first order.

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Senate ethics rules prohibit Senate employees from engaging in campaign activity, unless it is clear that they do so on their own time, outside of Senate space, and without using Senate resources.Senate ethics rules prohibitSenate employees from engaging in campaign activity, unless it is clear that they do so on their own time, outside of Senate space, and without using Senate resources. But there is no reason to suppose that Graham’s attempt to interfere in either the presidential election or the Georgia Senate runoff is being done in his personal capacity, rather than as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Taken in the context of the threats to launch an investigation into voter fraud, it is difficult to separate Graham’s official position from his personal one in support of Trump and GOP candidates in Georgia. It would not have been necessary to disentangle the two, however, had Graham steered clear of any conduct that cast doubt on his impartiality as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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THINK Somebody looks like she's been crying. Female politicians are just so hysterical ! THINK THINK Sorry NBC your “NEWS” stations gas lighted me for several years without an apology. Why should I believe anything you say about Graham now? THINK He should be kicked out of the Senate just like anyone else from either party that doesn't love and put America first.

THINK THINK Lindsey 007 Graham needs to be investigated for his double agent actions in Georgia. He had zero business questioning the right way and wrong way of processing mail in ballots. His way was to void the black votes. Is this the way is done in South Carolina? THINK He is a leader to be proud of!!!!

THINK Nothing will happen. THINK The saying “Always back the horse called Self Interest” has never been more relevant to sitting Republicans than now.Their own desperate attempts to protect themselves,their futures and not push back to Trump demonstrates their ineffective ability to be truly loyal to the country

THINK Oh oh...shame shame ...truth and karma will prevail. THINK Per Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the power to impeach the president, vice president and any civil officer which includes senators and representatives. Election Interference has it's consequences

THINK Lady G has no ethics! THINK Lady G