People are putting their money where their mouths are, donating $150,000 to the South Carolina Democrat challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the 2020 elections.
As the Hill notes, the donations to the campaign of Jaime Harrison came in the day after Graham went on the record agreeing with President Donald Trump that the impeachment proceedings against 45 were a “lynching.”
“I think that’s pretty well accurate. This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president you would be all over me right now,” Graham said in defense of Trump. “This is a lynching, in a sense. This in un-American.”
Well, the people are showing what they think of Graham and his words.
Harrison himself took Graham to task on Tuesday, blasting him for his comment, especially in light of not only America’s racist past, but South Carolina’s own horrific past with lynching.
“For three generations in South Carolina, we have understood the evil history of lynching in our state. We have all — Democrats, Republicans, Independents — agreed it will not define who we are as South Carolinians anymore,” Harrison said in a statement, according to the Hill. “We put the shadow of lynching behind us, but now Lindsey Graham is casting that shadow across South Carolina and our nation to defend Donald Trump.”
In the meantime, Harrison took the time to invite Graham to the African American Museum in South Carolina for a much-needed history lesson.