Lindsey Graham Accused of Illegal Violation
(UnitedVoice.com) – Republicans are trying to prevent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) from winning the Georgia runoff election. In the lead-up to the election, major players in the GOP raised money for their candidate, Herschel Walker. One of those fundraising appeals could land a senator in hot water.
On November 30, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on Fox News to discuss the race. During his interview, he asked voters to go to Walker’s website and “give five or 10 bucks” to help the Republican “close the gap.” Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Jaime Harrison shared a video of the interview and accused Graham of an ethics violation.
Soliciting campaign contributions in a government office building is an ethics violation!
He did this when he ran against me… guess he believes ethics rules don’t apply to him! @ChrisCoons @SenatorLankford https://t.co/PfRHelmfSm
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) November 30, 2022
During the 2020 South Carolina Senate race between the senator and Harrison, Graham made a similar plea while on Capitol Hill during another interview with Fox News. In his tweet about the most recent incident, the Democrat recalled that interview, saying, “He did this when he ran against me.”
According to 18 U.S.C. § 607, it’s illegal for any government employee to “solicit or receive a donation of money” for any election while in a building or room used for official duties. Additionally, 40 U.S.C. § 5104(c) states that no person shall solicit contributions while on the US Capitol grounds.
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