The following is a statement from Aunna Dennis, Common Cause regarding the stay issued today by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily delaying U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s scheduled testimony in front of a Georgia grand jury.
Statement from Common Cause Georgia’s Executive Director Aunna Dennis
We in Georgia know how powerful our vote is, and we are seeing that power flexed right now as record numbers of us head to the polls to vote early in this important election.
Just as important as our right to vote in free and fair elections, however, is the knowledge that those who sought to undermine our votes in the 2020 election will be held accountable.
But to get to that point, the members of the Fulton County grand jury investigating what happened in 2020 need to be able to do their job and gather evidence and testimony without resistance.
It is shameful that Lindsey Graham, a sitting member of the U.S. Senate, won’t simply do what’s right— to cooperate and testify in front of the grand jury. He instead has decided to shirk his duty as a citizen and Senator by pursuing avoidance tactics like the stay issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Aunna Dennis is available to discuss Common Cause Georgia’s calls for accountability after the 2020 election cycle, as well as ongoing efforts to increase voters’ access to the ballot. Email email@example.com to arrange interviews.