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A federal appeals court ruled unanimously Thursday that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) must testify before the Atlanta special grand jury investigating possible criminal efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

The ruling upholds a lower court decision ordering Graham to testify despite his repeated attempts to dodge the special grand jury. He is likely to appeal.

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied Graham’s request to block the subpoena and affirmed the lower court’s decision to narrow the scope of questions prosecutors can ask him.

Graham had argued that a sitting senator is shielded from these types of investigations, but the appeals court said he “has failed to demonstrate that this approach will violate his rights under the Speech and Debate Clause.

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