'Squad’ Members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Demand Lindsey Graham’s Resignation
'He can't get away with it,' the radical Democrats claimed
Democratic 'Squad' members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have called for Sen. Lindsey Graham to resign following unfounded claims the South Carolina senator suggested tossing legally cast ballots in Georgia.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accused Graham of pressuring him to throw out legally cast a ballot in districts where large discrepancies were found.
“Lindsey Graham attempted to commit voter fraud. He can't get away with it,” Tlaib said on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Actions result in consequences," Tlaib added.
"This unethical and possibly illegal action from a sitting U.S. Senator demands a swift consequence. Thank you [Rep. Pramilia Jayapal] for demanding it.”
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. Thank you @RepJayapal for demanding it. https://t.co/LNUUMQeKww— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 18, 2020
Omar also tweeted:
“It’s time for Lindsey Graham to submit his resignation.”
It’s time for Lindsey Graham to submit his resignation. https://t.co/XFzHmdV66I— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 18, 2020
Graham pushed back, tweeting:
“I must be doing something right when the most radical liberal politicians and media pundits in America are calling for my resignation!”
I must be doing something right when the most radical liberal politicians and media pundits in America are calling for my resignation! pic.twitter.com/vPvMaWUV8q— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 18, 2020
The senator told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday:
“I know what I talked to the secretary of state about, and it wasn’t for him to throw out ballots -- that was beyond bizarre and ridiculous.”
Graham also acknowledged the pressure on Raffensperger, saying:
“I was talking about a system and how it works and to make sure we have confidence in it.”
Meanwhile, another election official said the way Graham posed the question was by asking at what point ballots get rejected after signatures are not matching in districts could have been taken either way.
“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 could say ...‘Let’s throw out all these ballots'."
“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,” the official told MSNBC Tuesday.
Graham made issues about how Georgia verifies the signatures on mail-in ballots, which allegedly compares the voter's signature to the ballot request form, which he believes is open to fraud.
“I explained our process, after it went through two sets of signature match, at that point they were separated,” the Georgia secretary told CBS News on Tuesday.
“But then Senator Graham implied for us to audit the envelopes and then throw out the ballots for counties who have the highest frequency error of signatures.”
“It’s not complicated. It wasn’t about trying to change an election result.”
The senator added that he was in contact with states like Nevada to explain to President Trump how the signatures were verified.
“It’s to try and find out how do you deal with mail-in voting signature validation, to the president,” Graham said.