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Lindsey Graham Called Out After Threatening 'Riots In The Streets' If Trump Is Prosecuted

Lindsey Graham Called Out After Threatening 'Riots In The Streets' If Trump Is Prosecuted
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South Carolina Republican Senator and Trump ally Lindsey Graham recently threatened rioting if the former Republican President is prosecuted for any of the crimes he is currently being investigated for.

With investigations ongoing in the states of Georgia, New York and federally, the idea of Donald Trump facing criminal charges looks more and more likely.

In an appearance on Fox News, Graham decided to issue a warning of dire consequences if Trump is ever held accountable for attempted election interference, financial impropriety, inciting an insurrection or jeopardizing national security through the mishandling of classified and top secret documents.

You can see Graham's warning here:

The South Carolina Republican said:

"If there's a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information, after the Clinton debacle [...] there'll be riots in the streets."

He was referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time in that office. After a thorough 3-year investigation, it was found there was "no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information" in that case.

Several people on Twitter called for Graham to be censured for his comments.

Former acting Attorney General for National Security Mary McCord also called Graham's comment a threat.

Other people laughed at the idea of riots, thinking there would be more celebrating than rioting.

Graham is himself currently trying to fight a subpoena to appear to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia.

The jury is investigating the possibility of illegal efforts to overturn Trump's 2020 election loss in the state.

The investigation was opened by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis after a January 2021 call between former President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump suggested Raffensperger "find" the votes to change the election outcome in his favor.

Graham—who also placed a call to Georgia election officials—was subpoenaed because he may be able to provide insight into any intentional efforts to influence Georgia's election results in 2020.