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

Henrietta Brewer
October 17, 2020

The 87-year-old California senator and Judiciary Committee Ranking member offered fulsome praise of Graham, calling the Barrett proceedings "the best set of hearing that I've participated in", even as Congressional Democrats have decried Republicans for filling the seat with the 2020 election already underway. Lindsey Graham in SC polls and received a record-breaking $57 million in the third quarter, breaking a record for a Senate race set by Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke in 2018 when he challenged GOP Sen.

Graham is an unexpectedly tight race against Democrat Jamie Harrison for his seat in SC.

Graham has served as a senator for the traditionally red state since 2003, but several polls have shown Harrison tied in popularity.

That would leave only a short time for the full Senate to meet and vote on her nomination before the election. According to a Civiqs poll, each candidate had the backing of 42 percent of registered voters. 'And for my opponent to suggest that says far more about him than me'.


Recent polls compiled by 538 show an essentially deadlocked race between Graham and Harrison. "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".

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

The Democrat has since run an impressive campaign, collecting a record-breaking $57 million in fundraising from July through September, Harrison's team announced last week.

The Republican senator made the same plea during an interview with Fox & Friends. Republicans aim for a Senate vote by October 26. If Democrats take over the Senate, the budget chairman will be Bernie Sanders. Lindsey Graham's handling of the committee process. Meanwhile, Republicans prominently featured Feinstein's comments and the hug with Graham in digital ads and press releases.


"Don't think when you have established the rule of "because we can" that - should the shoe be on the other foot - you will have any credibility to come to us and say: 'Yeah, I know you can do that, but you shouldn't, '" Whitehouse said.

South Carolina's three-term U.S. Sen. 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.

"I just want to thank you".


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