Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CNN on Wednesday that he would lead an investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election, including the hacks that occurred against the Democratic Party during the campaign.
Graham told CNN‘s Manu Raju during a brief interview:
‘I think Trump should take a real tough tone with Russia, because if he doesn’t, you’re going to allow Russia to begin to break apart alliances.’
CNN also reported the Republican senator plans to use his position over two subcommittees to organize an investigation that will dig deeper into Russia’s hacks. Graham heads South Carolina’s Crime and Terrorism subcommittee and Foreign Operations and Related programs subcommittee.
Graham reportedly told Raju that he will be traveling around Eastern Europe along with Arizona Senator John McCain (R), who heads the Armed Services Committee, for further investigation into Russia’s interference in elections in other countries.
Senator Graham has been a huge critic of Donald Trump throughout the election and even chose to vote for independent Evan McMullin instead of his party’s candidate, Donald Trump. He also makes the first Republican to call for an investigation into Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election.
Check out the video below, courtesy of CNN:
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he plans to lead an investigation into the alleged Russian hacking in US elections https://t.co/6wPebEksQy
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