Lindsey Graham Asks Amy Coney Barrett About ‘The Good Old Days Of Segregation’

Lindsey Graham Asks Amy Coney Barrett About ‘The Good Old Days Of Segregation’ October 14, 2020

More Republican Racism: Senator Lindsey Graham asks Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett about “the good old days of segregation” during her senate confirmation hearing earlier today.

At the hearing, while discussing the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Graham asked Barrett:

You aren’t aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation by a legislative body, is that correct?

As one might imagine, Graham is being slammed for the unfortunate and racist remark. For example, The Hill reports on the reaction of his opponent  in the upcoming South Carolina senate race, Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison:

Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison, who is Black, is calling out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for referring to the Jim Crow era in the South as the “good old days of segregation,” a comment that appeared to be flippant but now is a likely campaign issue.

The comment drew a strong rebuke from Harrison, who is tied in most polls with Graham in the South Carolina Senate race.

Harrison tweeted:

@LindseyGrahamSC just called segregation ‘the good old days.’ The good old days for who, Senator? it’s 2020, not 1920. Act like it.

More reactions to the unfortunate and racist remark:

 

Graham’s racist remark is no accident. Earlier this week Graham said that young black people can go anywhere in South Carolina as long as they are “conservative” and “not liberal.”

Bottom line:  Senator Lindsey Graham asks Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett about “the good old days of segregation” during her senate confirmation hearing.

Lindsey Graham Asks Amy Coney Barrett About ‘The Good Old Days Of Segregation’ (Image via YouTube)
Lindsey Graham Asks Amy Coney Barrett About ‘The Good Old Days Of Segregation’ (Image via YouTube)
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