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#LindseyGrahamResign trends on Twitter

Calls for Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHouse conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill There will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course McConnell safe in power, despite Trump's wrath MORE (R-S.C.) to resign began trending on Twitter Tuesday morning after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman encouraged President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE’s son, Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpTrump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged 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.

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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.

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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 BurrUtah county GOP censures Romney over Trump impeachment vote Battle lines drawn over Biden's support for vaccine waivers FDA unveils plan to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars 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.