Lindsey Graham Suffers Public Humiliation At Tuesday SCOTUS Hearing

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On Tuesday, during day two of the confirmation process for Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — who is running in a toss-up race for his re-election against Democrat Jaime Harrison — used a moment of his time to complain about the widespread public support for his opponent. In recent days, Harrison’s campaign announced that they’d raised $57 million in the third quarter of 2020 — the most that any U.S. Senate campaign has ever raised in a single quarter. Graham complained on Tuesday that he’d “like to know where the hell some of” Harrison’s money is coming from, as if there’s some kind of conspiracy against him rather than simple widespread public opposition to his relentless shilling for Donald Trump.

Graham ranted:

‘I don’t know what’s going on out there, but I can tell you — there’s a lot of money being raised in this campaign. I’d like to know where the hell some of it’s coming from.’

Again — there’s no secretive or nefarious conspiracy against Lindsey Graham. There is, quite simply, widespread public opposition to Graham’s agenda. Harrison’s third-quarter fundraising haul included donations from almost a million individual donors, with an average donation of $37. Watch some of Graham’s comments below:

During the Tuesday Barrett hearing, Graham also complained about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, which has provided health coverage to millions of Americans through means like its expansion of Medicaid and its insurance marketplace protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Graham ranted:

‘All of my colleagues on the other side had very emotional pleas about Obamacare, charts of people with pre-existing conditions — I want to give you my side of the story about Obamacare. Now this is Lindsey Graham, the Senator from South Carolina talking… from my point of view, Obamacare has been a disaster for the state of South Carolina… We don’t want it.’

Watch Graham’s comments below:

Graham is incorrect in his assertion that South Carolina residents “don’t want” Obamacare. A recent Quinnipiac University survey of South Carolina voters found that 50 percent of respondents supported Obamacare, and only 43 percent wanted to get rid of it. Besides — largely ideology-based opposition to Obamacare is not on the same footing as the basic reality of the millions who the law has helped. It’s not as if “Republicans don’t like Obamacare” demands equal airtime as “Obamacare helps keep people alive.” These arguments are not comparable.