The U.S. Supreme Court this Tuesday rejected South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham‘s request to quash a subpoena for him to appear before Georgia grand jury and answer questions related to efforts to subvert the 2020 election’s results, NBC News reports.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating phone calls Graham made to Georgia election officials when then-President Trump was involved in the effort to contest the election results. Although the subpoena will now be enforced, Graham could still exercise his right to refuse to answer questions.
From NBC News:
On Oct. 20, the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Graham’s attempt to avoid answering questions about phone calls he made to Georgia election officials after the 2020 election. Graham has argued that he made the calls as part of his duties leading up to Congress’ vote to certify the election results, and therefore the Fulton County special grand jury subpoena infringes upon the Constitution’s speech or debate clause, which protects lawmakers from investigations over comments they make in their official duties.
But the appeals court ruled the senator’s view of those constitutional protections was too broad and he should answer key questions from the grand jury, including whether he consulted with Trump’s campaign before making the calls.
Read the full report over at NBC News.