A group of veteran ethics experts asked for an investigation into Senate Judicial Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger claimed that Graham asked him if there was any way to discard legal ballots for Joe Biden to give President Donald Trump an advantage.
Graham denied asking Raffensberger to get rid of any legal votes, calling the accusation “ridiculous,” but a staffer working for Raffensberger corroborated the claims.
Former top ethics watchdog Walter Shaub, chief ethics lawyer during former President George W. Bush’s administration Richard Painter, and director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law Claire Finkelstein, asked the Senate Ethics Committee Chairman James Lankford (R-OK) and Vice Chairman Christopher Coons (D-DE) for the investigation in a letter on Wednesday.
They also asked the committee to find out whether Graham threatened anyone with a Senate investigation over the ballot counting.
Graham said he was not worried about an investigation, saying, “I get accused of everything. I’m just going to keep being me.”
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