Controversial Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was blasted on MSNBC on Friday for a credibility crisis with voters after seeming to now claim the exact opposite views on impeachment as he held when it was a Democrat being tried.
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews played conflicting clips of the South Carolina Republican, noting that “Graham has flipped on a number of topics.”
However, the difference is that Graham had a safe seat in Congress during Bill Clinton’s impeachment, which let him safely play the role of Republican bomb-thrower. But now that he’s in the U.S. Senate, Graham is facing a tough 2020 re-election challenge from Jaime Harrison.
Harrison worked for House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and went on to work as the executive director of the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
In the final three months of 2019, Harrison’s campaign raised $3.5 million, which was described as “another record haul” by The State.
“His campaign said the average contribution during the quarter was $27 from 67,000 individual donors, and 112,000 different contributions, including contributions from every county in the state,” the newspaper reported, noting he had more than $4.6 million on hand.
“This fourth quarter haul tops his contributions from earlier in 2019. The third quarter he brought in $2.2 million. The second quarter of the year he brought in $1.5 million,” The State noted.
With his fundraising success, Harrison has been receiving national media attention.
“What is it that you can tell us about Lindsey Graham that we haven’t seen in his jumping back and forth on every side of both issues, whatever, the kiss-butt performance of him over the last several months with this president — is that as bad as it gets, which is pretty bad?” Matthews asked.
Harrison said, “I have quickly come to realize that Lindsey Graham epitomizes why people hate politics. He will say and do anything.”
if you had to come up with the theme of that article, it is, you can’t trust Lindsey Graham.
“He has his own best interests at hand and everybody else be damned,” Harrison explained. “And so, it’s just sad, it’s very sad.”
“The people of South Carolina are hungry for somebody who will fight for them, who will put them up above themselves and right now, we don’t get that in Lindsey Graham,” he added.
“It’s about character, it’s about integrity,” Harrison added.
#BidenHarris2020Landslide trends as Americans embrace ‘just hearing a normal, smart man and woman speak with hope’
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made a huge impact on America when the two Democrats appeared together for the first time Wednesday as the presumptive presidential and vice presidential nominees. Both delivered uplifting and positive speeches, and both took time to slam President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Take a look at some of the clips from their speeches, delivered moments ago.
On social media Americans reacted quite positively, causing #BidenHarris2020Landslide to trend.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver uplifting speeches in first joint appearance – and slam ‘whining’ and ‘failed’ Trump (video)
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris walked out on stage literally in lockstep, their legs moving in sync. The former vice president appeared in a Wilmington, Delaware high school, both wearing masks, Biden graciously urging Harris to walk in front of him as he approached the podium.
"I knew we were in a battle of the soul of the nation," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said as he delivered a positive, motivating speech. "That's why I decided to run. I'm proud now to have Senator Harris at my side in that battle."
Biden announced on Tuesday he chose Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate.
WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden and new running mate Kamala Harris kick off their White House campaign
White House hopeful Joe Biden on Wednesday holds his highly-anticipated joint campaign debut with running mate Kamala Harris, who hopes to make history as the nation's first female and first black vice president.
The Democratic duo, unveiled Tuesday by Biden after a months-long search for his partner on the ticket, now launch the 83-day sprint to the election face-off against President Donald Trump.
The choice of Harris, a 55-year-old US senator from California and daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was kept secret until the last moment, even though she was widely perceived as the wire-to-wire frontrunner.