Graham’s reply adopted that of his younger African-American opponent. “Just as slavery was ended,” mentioned Harrison, “we can end the epidemic of police brutality in this country and root out the systemic racism that oppresses communities of color across South Carolina and our entire country.”
Graham could be the identical candidate who in 2016 described Donald Trump as a “race-bating xenophobic bigot.” But since then Graham has had a revelation—one which makes it clear he can solely be returned to the Senate if he captures 100% assist from the deeply racist Trump base. And since Graham has by no means been about something apart from Graham, in racist season Graham … has moved ever deeply extra racist.
It’s not clear at this level if Graham is unintentionally saying “the quiet parts out loud,” or if he’s simply knowingly signalling that he’s all in with the white sheet crowd. The impact is just about the identical.
Graham did clarify how Blacks would show their official “not uppity” standing to achieve free passage round South Carolina by displaying they have been agreeable individuals in their very own repression. Maybe it will be a card. Maybe MAGA hats. Or perhaps there could be checkpoints to root out the liberals amongst them.
Graham, whose presence in Washington is important for Republicans to proceed their rush to substantiate the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, has insisted he doesn’t must be examined. He’s even gone as far as getting a health care provider to jot down him a “why little Lindsey doesn’t need to be tested today” notice, an effort that’s significantly better than that required for Graham to take a fast check.
Graham is refusing to take a check, regardless that there’s a very good motive to imagine he’s probably contaminated, as a result of if he’s discovered to be optimistic, he must isolate and Barrett—whose Rose Garden intro has turned out to be an excellent spreader occasion—won’t be put in quick sufficient to please Trump and Mitch McConnell. It’s a menace to the well being of everybody concerned, blatant disregard for CDC tips, and a slap within the face to frequent sense and decency. It’s … the Republican Party in 2020.