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Ocasio-Cortez Joins Calls For Lindsey Graham To Resign Over Advice To Trump Jr.

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined calls Tuesday for Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham to resign over advice he gave to Donald Trump Jr.

“The Senate Intel Committee (which is GOP-controlled!) issued a legally binding subpoena, & Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC advised that individual to ignore it,” Ocasio-Cortez 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.”

Graham said Monday that if Trump Jr. complied with the subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee, he should plead the Fifth. “You just show up and plead the Fifth and it’s over with,” Graham said, noting that his attorney would “have to be an idiot” to allow Congress another bite at him. “This whole thing is nuts. To me, it’s over.” (RELATED: Ed Henry Stumps Chris Coons On Why Don Jr. Must Appear When Mueller Didn’t Indict)

Graham’s comments prompted a number of tweets calling for his resignation.

Politico reported Tuesday that Trump Jr. would testify before the committee in mid-June, with both the topics of discussion and the amount of time being limited.

Graham has made no comment regarding calls for his resignation.

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