WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today made the following statements about Judiciary Democrats’ plans to issue subpoenas to Harlan Crow, Leonard Leo, and Robin Arkley II, all private citizens.
The Democrats’ initial requests for information from these individuals earlier this year were overbroad and expansive, far beyond the bounds of any reasonable investigative request. Mr. Crow offered to provide five years of information related to some of these requests, which Democrats did not accept. Mr. Leo and Mr. Arkley declined to provide any information on the grounds that it was beyond the scope of a legitimate legislative inquiry and amounted to harassment of a private citizen.
Democrats claim this is about oversight, yet it is clear these subpoenas are not about legislative fact finding. Instead, they are part of an effort by liberals opposed to the conservative Supreme Court rulings to get the court to change course. A committee vote on the issuing of subpoenas is expected to occur as early as Thursday, November 9.