WATCH: Dem candidate showered with cheers from South Carolina crowd with vow to send 'Lindsey Graham packing'
Lindsey Graham (CBS/screen grab)

Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in South Carolina were not only focused on removing President Donald Trump at the ballot box in 2020, there was also a hunger to retire Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Graham has become one of Trump's biggest defenders on Capitol Hill.

One of the 2020 contenders auditioning at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), went after Graham during the short time allocated for his speech.

"I’m so tired as a Democrat of playing defense," Ryan said. "I’m an old quarterback, I want to start playing offense. All of us are going to start playing offense."

"I want us to play offense in the Senate races. I want to go to Iowa and win that Senate seat. I want to go to Missouri and win a Senate seat. I want to win Senate seats in Florida, North Carolina, but most importantly, I want to make sure that I can be the nominee that comes back to South Carolina and helps the Senate candidate here send Lindsey Graham packing," Ryan closed, to massive cheers from the crowd.