Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a somber plea for campaign donations during the coronavirus outbreak -- and he was met with furious mockery.
The South Carolina Republican faces a strong Democratic challenger in Jaime Harrison, as well as criticism from fellow Republicans, and he asked supporters for campaign donations for himself and prayers for health care workers on the front lines of the global pandemic.
"We're trying to starve, kill this disease, and we need to follow the guidelines, but there is a campaign afoot," Graham said. "The liberals want to take back the Senate, they want the White House, and they haven't stopped at all here against me, so I need your help."
With so much happening, it’s easy to forget that the 2020 campaign is still going on. If you’re able, would you con… https://t.co/NR6mkpfBDE— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1585693391.0
Other social media users blasted his request.
@LindseyGrahamSC Absolutely not.— Benjamin Dreyer (@Benjamin Dreyer)1585707458.0
@LindseyGrahamSC You have no chance, sycophant— A Worried Citizen (@A Worried Citizen)1585708719.0
@LindseyGrahamSC No. No, I will not. You have spent the last 3 years as the toady for a foreign-owned mob Preside… https://t.co/eds66LGjnn— Tami Burages (@Tami Burages)1585706081.0
@LindseyGrahamSC YEA ...I’LL GLADLY DONATE TO YOUR OPPONENT.— Windmill Cancer Awareness 💨 (@Windmill Cancer Awareness 💨)1585693490.0
@LindseyGrahamSC When you threw your temper tantrum during the Kavanaugh hearings, I vowed I would support your opp… https://t.co/1dfEF3mQaN— TX Pablito (@TX Pablito)1585696465.0
@LindseyGrahamSC What the rubles-to-dollars exchange rate these days? Resign, traitor.— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear)1585702660.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Thoughts and prayers— Irishrygirl (@Irishrygirl)1585693580.0
@LindseyGrahamSC After reading your groveling tweet, BEGGING for money, I’ve found there wasn’t one person that sup… https://t.co/KL1GUD3VEp— RENwET 🆘 (@RENwET 🆘)1585746791.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Why bother donating to this jellyfish? When is the last time Graham hold a town hall? 1,000+ days… https://t.co/wQCbq1wKBl— Denise Wu (@Denise Wu)1585693495.0
@LindseyGrahamSC OMG this is hilarious. Ms. Lindsey asking for money in the middle of a pandemic when the entire co… https://t.co/8w6Vzi3IOT— Marginally Wicked (@Marginally Wicked)1585695900.0
@LindseyGrahamSC https://t.co/Cg2xlmVn6T— Dog the BountyGate Hunter🌊 (@Dog the BountyGate Hunter🌊)1585694590.0
@LindseyGrahamSC You deserve to lose @LindseyGrahamSC And you more than deserve it. https://t.co/4YgtkUZhPF— Windmill Cancer Awareness 💨 (@Windmill Cancer Awareness 💨)1585693584.0
@LindseyGrahamSC You’ve been enabling a man whose incompetence and moral bankruptcy is killing your constituents.… https://t.co/AxocnaKVmV— Amy Hayes (@Amy Hayes)1585704471.0
@LindseyGrahamSC No one has forgotten about Jaime Harrison and the #BlueWave in November. #cantwait https://t.co/02wdzZaGKs— Kim Sherrell (@Kim Sherrell)1585731628.0