Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘Good old days of segregation’ remark was sarcasm

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 17, 2020

"The bottom line is my opponent raised $57 million".

Graham leads Harrison among likely voters, 46 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll from the New York Times/Siena College.

The poll, however, marks the widest lead Graham has had over his challenger in several months.

Both Graham and Harrison's images were above water among the state's voters, and both are well-known among the electorate.

That would leave only a short time for the full Senate to meet and vote on her nomination before the election.

The margin of error is 4.5 percentage points. That race's most recent debate had to be restructured into a virtual forum because Graham has repeatedly refused to take a Covid test, despite his having been exposed to the White House outbreak several weeks ago.

He chided Harrison for 'a game we're playing here with the people of SC'.

Polls conducted throughout September continued to show the candidates either tied or one of them just slightly ahead. "The point that I'm trying to make is there is nobody in America in the legislative arena, wanting to take us back to that dark period in American history".

Bledsoe's name remains on SC ballots.

Graham has resorted to publicly appealing to voters for money to help him secure a fourth term in office.

The Republican senator made the same plea during an interview with Fox & Friends.

"If Republicans hold the Senate, guys, I'll be the budget chairman".

Whether progressives' pressure is enough to coax Senate Democrats to abandon the seniority tradition and toss Feinstein aside is far from certain. "Is that correct?" Graham asked, positing that "there's a very rigorous process in place to overturn the precedent?" Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), an aggressive senator and favorite of liberals who has been a vocal critic of the conservative judicial apparatus, including the Federalist Society, that has served as a pipeline for Trump's picks to the bench.

"If anybody was listening to who I am and what I said you know that it was with deep sarcasm that I suggested some legislative body would want to yearn for the "good ol" days of segregation,"' Graham said.

"Do I believe that our cops are systemically racist? No". No", he said. "To young people out there, of color, to young immigrants, this is a great state, but one thing I can say without any doubt, you can be an African American and go to the Senate, you just have to share the values of our state.

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