Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison ran a spirited and inspiring campaign for Senate in 2020, but South Carolina simply turned out to be too red, and embattled Republican Lindsey Graham managed to get reelected instead. But now Harrison is the DNC Chair, and let’s just say that he’s not going soft on Graham.
Lindsey Graham traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border this week to try to spread as much disinformation and racist fear mongering as possible. While he was there, he said this: “Why are 18 senators here? Because it’s the biggest issue facing the country in many ways right now.”
That is, of course, a lie. These Republican Senators went to the border because their party is unpopular, President Joe Biden has a high approval rating, and they’re trying to dishonestly shake up the playing field.
Jaime Harrison was having none of it:
This guy didn’t show up or lift a finger when 4 rural hospitals closed in communities across SC and 38% of rural SC still doesn’t have damn broadband! Yet he is on the border.
— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) March 27, 2021
Said Harrison: “This guy didn’t show up or lift a finger when 4 rural hospitals closed in communities across SC and 38% of rural SC still doesn’t have damn broadband! Yet he is on the border. Graham leads a band of 18 do-nothing political actors looking for the next Razzie Awards nominations.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report