G. McConway
November 2, 2022

Supreme Court Denies Graham Request

Senator Graham (R-S.C.) had some brief life to his appeal, but that has ended.

Justice Thomas initially granted a halt to Graham's testimony.

Graham had argued that the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution should keep him from testifying in the Georgia election investigation, but it fell on deaf ears.

The court rules that Graham must testify, but that he does not have to testify on "legislative activity."


In its ruling, the court stated, "The lower courts also made clear that Senator Graham may return to the District Court should disputes arise regarding the application of the Speech or Debate Clause immunity to specific questions.

"Accordingly, a stay or injunction is not necessary to safeguard the Senator's Speech or Debate Clause immunity."

Graham's office tried to make lemonade out of lemons here, stating that the ruling "confirmed that the Constitution's Speech or Debate Clause applies here.

"They also affirmed that Senator Graham 'may return to the District Court' if the District Attorney tries to ask questions about his constitutionally protected activities.

"The Senator's legal team intends to engage with the District Attorney's office on next steps to ensure respect for this constitutional immunity."

Graham is scheduled to testify on November 17.

His testimony will be focused on a call between Graham and Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger in November 2020.

My best guess here is that Graham is going to get a case of amnesia regarding the details of the call when he gets put on the stand.

Source: Fox News

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