Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee on data security on Sept. 13, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Kevin Dietsch via Getty Images.
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously Thursday that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) must testify before the Atlanta special grand jury investigating possible criminal efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Why it matters: The ruling upholds a lower court decision ordering Graham to testify despite his repeated attempts to dodge the special grand jury. He is likely to appeal.
Driving the news: A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied Graham's request to block the subpoena and affirmed the lower court's decision to narrow the scope of questions prosecutors can ask him.
What they're saying: "Even assuming that the Clause protects informal legislative investigations, the district court's approach ensures that Senator Graham will not be questioned about such investigations," noted the six-page order.
What to watch: Graham said in August that "we will take this as far as we need to take it."
Worth noting: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has said Graham was one of several Republicans who pressed him to reverse Trump's 2020 loss in the state.
The big picture: Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and former White House counsel Pat Cipollone testified before the special grand jury in recent months, per CNN.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.