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.”
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
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.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 14, 2019
BREAKING: #LindseyGrahamResign has been tweeted out over 300,000 times since @TheDemCoalition started to promote it this morning! Graham SHOULD resign. Him telling Don Jr to ignore a Senate subpoena is more than enough to warrant his resignation—everyone who retweets this agrees!
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 14, 2019
Senator Lindsay Graham has openly encouraged Don Jr. to show up but to plead the 5th and refuse to testify. Why is Graham helping to cover up Don Jr.’s lies and further obstruct the investigation? #LindseyGrahamResign https://t.co/oBjaym3oKi
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 14, 2019
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.