Graham Blasts Squad Members Demanding His Resignation: 'You're a Bunch of Socialists'
Republican senator responds to far-left Democrats calling for him to step down
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham responded to far-left House members who are calling for his resignation after claims he suggested tossing legal ballots in favor of President Donald Trump.
Graham warned the "bunch of Socialists" calling for him to step down he did no such thing and he sees through their agenda.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) told the Washington Post: "It sure looked like" the South Carolina Republican was pressuring him to throw out mail-in ballots in counties with higher rates of non-matching signatures.
"That's ridiculous," Graham said in reaction to Raffensperger's claims.
"What I'm trying to find out was how do you verify signatures for mail in ballots in these states ... I thought it was a good conversation, I'm surprised to hear him characterize it that way."
Several Republicans in Georgia and elsewhere criticized Raffensperger's handling of the election.
Graham won the re-election in the seat he has held since 2003 against Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, despite a record-shattering $57 million being poured into the Democrats' campaign.
Rashida Tlaib tweeted yesterday:
“Lindsey Graham attempted to commit voter fraud. He can't get away with it,” Tlaib said on Twitter on Wednesday.“Actions result in consequences."
"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.”