Something very strange is going on with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and it could well cost him his Senate seat.
First of all, Graham refused to take a coronavirus test before being allowed to debate his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, on Friday, which led to the debate being canceled and replaced with an online forum where voters asked questions of the two candidates.
But everything turned downright surreal when a person asked Graham:
“How will you address civil unrest in South Carolina?”
That’s a timely and fair question, especially in light of the killings of black suspects by police in several U.S. cities which have led to widespread protests.
However, Graham’s response left everyone dumbfounded:
“I am asking every African-American out there, look at my record. I care about everybody, if you are a young African-American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state, you just need to be conservative, not liberal.”
— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) October 9, 2020
What. In. The. Hell?!
So if you’re black and want to be safe in the Palmetto State, you have to be a conservative? Does Graham actually believe that? If he does, then he most certainly needs to be booted from Congress by the voters. And that was the consensus on social media, too:
This could be the worst thing he has ever said. He says it with a tone of compassion in his voice as he is implying a threat to people of color and immigrants. If you don’t comply to conservatism watch your back. This is astounding
— Bonnie🐋BlueBell🌎🆘📈 (@BonnieBlueBell1) October 10, 2020
I wouldn’t have thought he could have said anything that would make me believe South Carolina was more racist than I already thought, but I gotta hand it to him, he exceeded my expectations. Now I KNOW a black man can’t travel freely in SC. Wow.
— David Todd McCarty (@davidtmccarty) October 10, 2020
I have never heard a clearer statement of intolerance from a major politician than this. Graham says clearly, you are welcome here only if you think as I do. This is not the America I love.
— Tia Will (@medwoman1) October 10, 2020
How uppity of young African Americans to expect to have their status and liberties to NOT be defined by their political and/or ideological preferences but, instead deserving of it as a result of basic civil rights.
Holy crap! I literally feel sick!
— 🐶 Dogs CAN sense evil 🐶 America Vote – PLEASE!!! (@MarleyResists) October 10, 2020
@LindseyGrahamSC has the preexisting condition of white supremacy.
— Thomas Reich (@gollum1419_g) October 10, 2020
Featured Image Via Screenshot