Calls for Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the 5th This week: House to vote on bill to ban LGBTQ discrimination ‘Saturday Night Live’ ponders what it would take for Republicans to turn against Trump MORE (R-S.C.) to resign began trending on Twitter Tuesday morning after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman encouraged President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawsuit alleges Trump campaign paid women less than men Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the 5th Crunch time for Senate disaster aid talks MORE’s son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John Trump Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the 5th The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition – Deadline approaches for 2020 Dems Trump weighs in on blowback to Trump Jr. subpoena: ‘Really sad’ MORE, to plead the Fifth.

Graham on Monday said Trump Jr., should refuse to answer questions 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.

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 Russian election interference, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze Burr Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the 5th Trump weighs in on blowback to Trump Jr. subpoena: ‘Really sad’ Rand Paul: Trump Jr. subpoena a ‘real travesty of justice’ 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.

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