A South Carolina senator fighting to save his Senate seat made a controversial statement about blacks and immigrants during a television event, according to The Guardian.
In a televised election event, United States Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, stated that African-Americans and immigrants in South Carolina "can go anywhere" but "just have to be conservative."
“Do I think our cops are systemically racist? Do I think South Carolina is a racist state? Let me tell you why For young people out there, young people of color, young immigrants, this is a great state, but one thing I can say without a doubt: you can be African American and go to the Senate, but you just have to share our values. "Said Graham.
He continued, "If you are a young African American or an immigrant you can go anywhere in this state, you just have to be conservative, not liberal."
Graham, who finds himself in the battle of his political life, faces a tight re-election race against Jaime Harrison, a black Democrat who, according to the latest polls, are virtually tied for the two.
Harrison went to Twitter to reply.
Lindsey Graham finally said the quiet part out loud: He only cares about South Carolinians who belong to his political party.
This is not about political parties. It's not about left versus right. This is about right versus wrong. pic.twitter.com/qIDsiNornL
– Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) October 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Harrison's campaign reported a record amount in a recent announcement.
According to Politico, Harrison raised a staggering $ 57 million in the third quarter of this year, breaking the previous record for a Senate candidate when he tried to oust GOP Senator Lindsey Graham.
"While Lindsey Graham continues to play political games in Washington, Jaime Harrison continues to focus on the real issues affecting the people here – such as health care, broadband access and helping businesses and families with COVID," said Guy King, a spokesman for Harrison Campaign . "After 25 years in Washington, Lindsey Graham has transformed into someone voters no longer recognize, and these resources will be instrumental in our efforts to get Lindsey home in November."