South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham received good news Sunday that his testimony before a Georgia court over the 2020 election will be delayed.
The 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals issued the temporary stay on Sunday.
Lindsey Graham’s Atlanta grand jury testimony in Trump criminal probe delayed for now by appeals court order https://t.co/uR4qH4npXr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 21, 2022
“The three-judge panel – comprised of two Trump appointees and one appointee of former President Bill Clinton – issued the order temporarily pausing May’s order declining to quash the subpoena,” Fox News reported.
“The appeals court judges directed May to determine whether Graham, ‘is entitled to a partial quashal or modification of the subpoena to appear before the special purpose grand jury based on any protections afforded by the Speech or Debate Clause of the United States Constitution,'” it added.
A federal judge on Friday said Sen. Lindsey Graham’s appearance before the special grand jury should not be delayed to allow him to continue his challenge. https://t.co/4pnifsmOlq
— WLOS (@WLOS_13) August 21, 2022
The decision comes after U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May warned against further delay.
“Under the circumstances, further delay of Senator Graham’s testimony would greatly compound the overall delay in carrying out the grand jury’s investigation,” May wrote.
“Further delay thus poses a significant risk of overall hindrance to the grand jury’s investigation, and the Court therefore finds that granting a stay would almost certainly result in material injury to the grand jury and its investigation,” he added.
An appeals court has temporarily delayed Sen. Lindsey Graham’s appearance before a special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn 2020 presidential election results https://t.co/V3o0d6uRJd
— JamesVGrimaldi (@JamesVGrimaldi) August 21, 2022
The move ahead of the November midterms could provide a bit more calm in Georgia ahead of the elections.
The left will continue to push for Graham in court, however, hoping that his appearance will help damage him and other Republicans.