WATCH: Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks Don Jr. should ignore subpoena
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is outraged and demanding Lindsey Graham’s resignation over advice he gave to Donald Trump Jr., who’s been subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Intel Committee. Graham sees right through the game. He knows the sheer desperation #resisters have to keep the Russia witch hunt alive.
“You just show up and plead the Fifth and it’s over with,” Graham reportedly said.
“This whole thing is nuts. To me, it’s over,” he added.
AOC wasn’t happy with those remarks.
“The Senate Intel Committee (which is GOP-controlled!) issued a legally binding subpoena, & Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC advised that individual to ignore it,” she tweeted. “If Lindsey Graham wants to work for Trump so badly, he can resign his seat and move his office down a few blocks to do so.”
The Senate Intel Committee (which is GOP-controlled!) issued a legally binding subpoena, & Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC advised that individual to ignore it.
If Lindsey Graham wants to work for Trump so badly, he can resign his seat and move his office down a few blocks to do so. https://t.co/wrbjoNMISd
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 14, 2019
Don Jr. has reached a deal to testify before the committee. The grilling by the panel will only be 2-4 hours long, and according to reports, questions will be confined to 6 topics instead of 10.
At 4:15 p.m. on Monday, 45 minutes before the deadline, the committee staff called Trump Jr.’s legal team to extend the deadline by 24 hours in hopes of reaching a deal. The two sides came to an agreement late in the afternoon on Tuesday, just before the deadline expired.
“It’s really a tough situation because my son spent, I guess, over 20 hours testifying about something that Mueller said was 100 percent OK,” Trump told reporters. “And now they want him to testify again. I don’t know why. I have no idea why. But it seems very unfair to me.”
h/t The Hill