Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Senator and former presidential hopeful who never really had a chance, went on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to talk about his Ted Cruz endorsement. Yes, Graham, who at one point boasted that you could murder Ted Cruz and get away with it (it’s in the video), is endorsing the Canadian-born Texas Senator because it’s an easier, bitter pill to swallow than if Donald Trump wins.
That Graham would say this on national television is quite sobering and, in some weird way, kind of funny because the South Carolina Senator is talking with the candidness of a person who’s drunk and went to the ATM and saw that he had a balance of zero f*cks.
So there you have it, folks. When a Republican from South Carolina says that you should be scared of someone from his own party, you should take that advice at face value.
President and Melania Trump visited the Supreme Court to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As the president and first lady stood by the casket, protesters could be heard booing and chanting against the president.
President Donald Trump visited Ruth Bader Ginsburg casket at the Supreme Court and things got loud.
A crowd of people gathered in front of the Supreme COurt booed the president as he stood behind the casket. The boos turned to chants of “vote him out” that grew louder until the president left the scene. Some were also heard chating “honor her wish” in memory of Justice Ginsburg’s wish not to be replaced until a new president is elected.
Justice Ginsburg’s death has electrified the political debate dividing the nation.
Justice Ginsburg was a pop culture icon who was beloved by the American people. She stood for progress and advancing the civil rights of all communities. Her death has mobilized Democrats with record-breaking donations to Democrats in the days following her death.
President Trump has announced that he is going to be announcing a nominee to fill the seat as soon as possible.
President Trump is bulldozing ahead by announcing that he would pick a nominee four days after Justice Ginsburg’s death. Democratic and some Republican lawmakers have called on the Senate to reconsider voting for a nominee before the election.
Political pundits are resurfacing videos of Republican Senators in 2016 denying President Obama’s Supreme Court because it was an election year. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, was the one in 2016 to deny the Obama administration a Supreme Court pick citing the election year. In 2020, the Republican-led Senate has changed the rules.
Some politicians, like Senator Lindsey Graham, are facing backlash because of their flip-flopping.
Senator Graham is the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and will be running the confirmation hearing of the next Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Graham is facing a very tight race for re-election in South Carolina against Jaime Harrison. Sen. Graham’s seat, which is a Republican stronghold, is in jeopardy as Harrison continues his campaign.
Republicans and Democrats are both watching the Senate closely to see what will happen.
The Supreme Court vacancy has become a flashpoint in the 2020 election cycle. Both parties are fundraising on the issue of changing the court for decades to come.
As Trump doubled down on his tweets to AOC and other minority female congresswomen – telling them to go back to “their own countries” – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had just returned from a visit to two migrant detention centers. But he was quick to make his way on to Sunday morning talkshows to speak about his experience in the detention centers but also to Trump’s recent openly racist tweets at a group of sitting congresswomen.
On Sunday, Graham was on Fox News spewing hateful and hurtful language.
In his visit to the detention centers, Graham, along with the rest of his group, was seen as having shown no sympathy for any of the migrants. He stood there stonefaced. And now we have a better understanding of why.
In his appearance on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures, Graham gave voice to his body language, saying: “I don’t care if they have to stay in these facilities for 400 days. We’re not going to let those men go that I saw.”
You can watch the exhange below:
Graham, who said that “this was not a concentration camp that I saw,” also repeated an unsubstantiated myth broadcast by the president and the Department of Homeland Security during the last government shutdown: the idea that the southern border represents a point of entry for terrorists. “A terrorist could easily get in this group,” Graham said. “We have terrorists coming through the southern border because they find that’s probably the easiest place to come through. They drive right in and they make a left.” But as a State Department report from September 2018 found, there is “no credible evidence indicating that international terrorist groups have established bases in Mexico, worked with Mexican drug cartels or sent operatives via Mexico into the United States.”
Though let’s not forget, Graham did try to pass a bill that would of mandated that migrant minors be held in detention for 100 days.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced legislation aimed at changing the asylum seeking process. Specifically, Sen. Graham’s new bill would target Central American migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border to legally seek asylum. Many of the Central American migrants are fleeing deadly discrimination, sexual exploitation, and rampant gang violence. Sen. Graham’s bill seeks to make asylum a harder and lengthier process.
After his shocking statements on migrants, Graham then weighed in on Trump’s blatantly racist attack on a group of congresswomen, including AOC.
Not only did Sen. Graham fail to condmen Trump’s disgusting comments, Graham decided to add fuel to the fire. Instead, he called the group of congresswomen (which included AOC, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts) a bunch of communists.
He then added, “they hate Israel, they hate our own country. They’re calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, ‘concentration camp guards.’ They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America.”
Shortly after Graham made the comments, Trump shared them in a tweet, writing, “Need I say more?”
Many on social media were rightly wondering if this man even has a conscience?
I mean when someone is capable spewing this much hate on a round of Sunday morning talk shows, it’s a legitimate question to ask.
Can we all look back on the days when Graham was a staunch #NeverTrumper?
And now one organization is putting up billboads all over his homestate to remind voters of his flip flops.
Some of the memes this generated though are all too real…
Sadly, this just seems really disturbing at this point. The former #NeverTrump Graham seems to have gone all in on racist, hateful, hurtful policies, words, and so much more.