South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison took direct aim at his opponent, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), on Friday for being so desperate to remain politically relevant that he has become a sycophant of President Donald Trump.
Prior to 2017, Graham had repeatedly criticized Trump for being unfit for office. But soon enough, Graham did an about-face and began sucking up to and defending Trump every chance he got no matter what. And it has remained that way ever since as Graham now seeks to acquit Trump in a rigged Senate impeachment trial without considering the damning evidence and witness testimony.
Clearly, Graham cares more about protecting Trump than he cares about his state and his country. Harrison, however, cares about South Carolina and called out Graham for his pathetic transformation into a Trump stooge during an interview on CNN.
“I am running against a Senator who cares more about what’s going on in Washington, D.C., than what the people here in the state are dealing with. He hasn’t done a town hall in almost three years. He’s on TV every other day.”
“It shows you where his priorities are. He wants to be relevant in Washington, D.C. I want to be relevant in South Carolina where the people are suffering and need some help. Right now, we have an absentee Senator not focused on that.”
He then noted that the voters are not going to forgiving of Graham’s behavior on Election Day next November.
“I hear it all the time from Democrats, Republicans, and independents in the state: ‘What happened to Lindsey Graham?’ What happened is, he saw his political fortunes will be tied to the president. He’s going to do and say anything that he can in order to stay relevant, to stay important, to get re-elected. That’s sad!”
“He epitomizes what people hate in politics,” Harrison concluded. “They want someone with moral conviction, someone with a spine who will stand up and do the right thing, even when the politics doesn’t say it’s the best thing to do! That’s what I’m going to bring to the people of South Carolina — someone who has character and integrity.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
And Harrison has a real shot at unseating Graham as he has pulled to within two points of him in a new poll. So, Graham is in serious trouble and his antics on Trump’s behalf are not helping his case.
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