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#LindseyGrahamResign trends on Twitter
Calls for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to resign began trending on Twitter Tuesday morning after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman encouraged President Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., to plead the Fifth.
"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.
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.
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 Burr (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.