Controversial Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina recently expressed that he has “no concerns” about testifying before the grand jury in Georgia. Gathered to investigate the possible interference in the 2020 presidential election, which saw current U.S. President win out over Republican nominee and former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Graham sat for an interview with ABC’s “This Week” and was asked if he was worried about the possibility of facing perjury charges. However, the Republican Senator seemed to dismiss the question, insisting that he had no concerns over the matter.
“The grand jury analysis that there was no widespread fraud in Georgia, I agree with that,” he said. “I think the voting by mail had problems, but I found no evidence of widespread fraud.”
“And, I had to decide as a senator whether or not to validate the Georgia election,” he noted. “I thought it made sense to call up the Georgia secretary of state, I did. Asked hard questions, but at the end of the day, I voted to certify the election results for the 2020 election.”
As a staunch supporter of former President Trump, Graham originally sought to avoid testifying. His legal fight to avoid doing so even went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
However, the Court ultimately rejected his defense that his position as a sitting senator should be enough to keep him from testifying.
In the end, as reported by Graham’s office, the South Carolina Republican sat for over two hours with the grand jury and “answered all questions.”
Although Trump and his allies have long claimed that voter fraud and other interference are what caused the former president to lose the 2020 election unfairly, parts of the Fulton County investigation report came out just recently, and they express a different reality. After hearing testimony from a host of individual, “from poll workers, investigators, technical experts, and State of Georgia employees and officials,” the grand jury concluded “by unanimous vote” that no widespread voter fraud had occurred in Georgia during the time of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election and that no such event could have impacted the results of said election.
Craig Agranoff, a political analyst, also came forth with a statement of his own, saying: “It’s ultimately up to the prosecutors & grand jury to decide whether to pursue perjury charges against Lindsey Graham based on his testimony. It is also up to the DOJ to decide whether to indict former President Trump on any charges related to his actions.”