Jaime Harrison the Democrat looking to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham this November slammed the incumbent senator for joking about the good old days of segregation this morning during the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“One of the reasons you can say with confidence that you think Brown v. Board of Education is super-precedent is you’re not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation,” Graham asked Barrett.
Graham is currently facing a tough reelection against Democrat Jaime Harrison who is an African American.
Harrison slammed Graham for his comments writing on Twitter:
“@LindseyGrahamSC just called segregation ‘the good old days.’ The good old days for who, Senator? it’s 2020, not 1920. Act like it.”
Graham later told reporters that his comment was meant to be sarcastic and it “blows my mind” that opponents could have taken it seriously.
This comes after he said on the debate state that young African American people cam go anywhere in South Carolina, they just have to be conservative.