#LindseyGrahamResign trends on Twitter

Calls for Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThreat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats Congress, White House near deal on spending, debt limit MORE (R-S.C.) to resign began trending on Twitter Tuesday morning after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman encouraged President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE’s son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDonald Trump Jr. inks book deal Cohen says Trump attorney told him to say Trump Tower talks ended earlier than they did Cohen told lawmakers that Trump lawyer Sekulow instructed him to lie about Moscow tower project: report MORE, to plead the Fifth.

Graham on Monday said Trump Jr. should refuse to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which subpoenaed Trump Jr. to testify about his communication with Russian officials.

“You just show up and plead the Fifth and it’s over with,” Graham told reporters, referring to the amendment that protects citizens from self-incrimination, according to The Washington Post.

ADVERTISEMENT

The official Twitter account for Democratic Coalition, an anti-Trump super PAC that targets Republican officials and candidates, called for Graham to resign following the comments.

“Retweet if you agree. #LindseyGrahamResign,” the group posted.

The group wrote that Graham "has abdicated his responsibilities as a U.S. Senator and has clearly abandoned his oath to uphold the Constitution and defend the rule of law."

The Hill has reached out to Graham’s office for comment.

*

RELATED CONTENT

Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the Fifth
Graham: If I were Trump Jr.'s lawyer, 'I'd be reluctant to put him back in this circus'
Graham: Trump should fight Dem subpoenas 'like hell'
Schumer: Graham 'has an obligation' to ask Mueller to testify

*

The hashtag quickly gained momentum online, with more than 65,000 people using it on Twitter. 

The GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee reportedly subpoenaed Trump Jr. after the president’s eldest son backed out of two scheduled interviews regarding the panel’s ongoing investigation into Russia's election interference, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrDOJ plans to show Senate Intel less-redacted Mueller report, filing shows Bipartisan House bill calls for strategy to protect 5G networks from foreign threats Overnight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon MORE (R-N.C.) told colleagues at a GOP caucus luncheon Thursday that Trump Jr. voluntarily agreed to be interviewed twice but later withdrew, three people familiar with the remarks told the AP.

Trump Jr. and the committee had been in negotiations since December and interviews were scheduled for March and April, sources familiar with Burr’s remarks told the news service.

Senators on the Intelligence Committee want to review Trump Jr.’s 2017 interview and ask further questions, the AP reported. The AP noted that Trump Jr.'s is the first known subpoena of a member of the president's immediate family.