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

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

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

Lindsey Graham on Wednesday urged South Carolinians who are "excited about Judge Barrett" to contribute to his reelection campaign-a blatant violation of US law barring members of Congress from soliciting donations while inside federal buildings.

The remark, which drew quick condemnation from Graham's Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, came during discussion of Supreme Court super precedent - rulings that the court no longer hears cases on, unlike Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed abortion rights.

Harrison, who previously ran for Democratic National Committee chair, has been able to vastly outraise Graham, who is hoping to earn a fourth Senate term in what has traditionally been a reliable red state. Democratic Senate aides say that chance at history, and the fact that the next three most senior Democrats on the committee are white men, weighs on any consideration of whether to prevent Feinstein from becoming chair.

The poll showed Bill Bledsoe, the Constitution Party candidate, receiving 4 percent of the vote.

That would leave only a short time for the full Senate to meet and vote on her nomination before the election. Two months later, between July 24 and August 2, Graham slipped one point ahead of Harrison in a Morning Consult poll.

He chided Harrison for 'a game we're playing here with the people of SC'. No charges had been announced as of late Thursday afternoon. His fundraising total now stands at $86 million, an all-time record in SC politics.

Whether progressives' pressure is enough to coax Senate Democrats to abandon the seniority tradition and toss Feinstein aside is far from certain.

"If Republicans hold the Senate, guys, I'll be the budget chairman". Lindsey Graham's handling of the committee process.

On Wednesday, Graham claimed the comment was made in sarcasm. We have plenty of differences with Mr. Harrison, ' Graham said. "I will do my best to continue down the path charted by Senator Grassley of having a fair and vibrant committee process". 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. This has been one of the best set of hearings that I've participated in and I want to thank you for your fairness and the opportunity of going back and forth.