Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily blocked Sen. Lindsey Graham’s testimony to a special grand jury investigating Donald Trump and his allies attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 election in Georgia.
This comes after Graham filed an emergency request at the Supreme Court on Friday, one day after the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals refused to block his testimony.
In the filing Graham argued that he should not be forced to comply with a subpoena from District Attorney Fani Willis because his actions were protected by the Speech or Debate Clause of the US Constitution.
Willis is interested in knowing more about a November 13,2020 call Graham had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Raffensperger said Graham asked him during the call if he had the power to toss out all mail in ballots in certain counties. He told the Washington Post that Graham appeared to be asking him to improperly toss out legally cast ballots.
Graham’s request was filed to Justice Thomas, who oversees emergency applications from the 11th Circuit.
Thomas temporarily halted Graham’s testimony and gave Willis until Thursday to explain why Graham should have to testify before the grand jury.