Statement: Jaime Harrison Campaign Blasts Graham’s “Good Old Days of Segregation” Remarks

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Lindsey Graham reminisces on “good old days of segregation” days after saying, “If you’re a young African American…you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal.”

Columbia, S.C. — Today, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing whether she was aware of “any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation by a legislative body.”

“Yet again, Lindsey Graham has proven that he’s completely out of touch with the South Carolina of today,” campaign spokesperson Guy King said. “Even as peaceful protestors demonstrate across our state for equality and justice, Lindsey can’t help but refer fondly to a time of violent oppression and segregation against African Americans. It’s time for new leadership that is reflective of the New South, that is bold, inclusive and diverse. Lindsey Graham has lost his moral compass.”

Sen. Graham has made a series of comments recently demonstrating how he’s unable to represent the diverse state of South Carolina. In a forum last week, he said that Black people “can go anywhere in this state” as long as they’re “conservative, not liberal.”

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