Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was scorched on Twitter Sunday morning after saying he sees no evidence of "systemic racism " in the police departments and other US institutions during a Fox News interview.
Asked if racism is an issue, the South Carolina lawmaker dismissed it out of hand by citing the elections of both President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris.
That did not sit well with critics of the Republican senator who let him know he couldn't be more wrong.
You can see some comments below:
@atrupar It’s always a great idea to ask a White Southerner about systemic racism— coastal eddy (@coastal eddy)1619358632.0
@atrupar He also said this. So, not shocking a rich, white, racist man sees no racism. https://t.co/tDD1upTV8h— SheaCat (@SheaCat)1619356635.0
@atrupar He then went on to say that he has an African American friend so obviously systemic racism doesn’t exist.— Jo (@Jo)1619356933.0
@atrupar People literally stormed the Capitol for the first time in our country’s history to overturn Kamala Harris’s election, but go on— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun)1619356652.0
@TheSheaCat @atrupar That was stomach turning, and it still is. He is such trash. He’s lost right now because he… https://t.co/HJK0SlHZKp— miffy94 (@miffy94)1619357586.0
@atrupar Yep, clearly electing a black man as President completely erased all racism. https://t.co/HdLhkBEkr2— River (@River)1619369902.0
@atrupar Lindsey Graham doesn't want to know what racism is because he could be implicated. Nevertheless systemic r… https://t.co/SSqPOBO8ye— Wanda Foster (@Wanda Foster)1619363730.0
@atrupar That's his opinion which he is entitled to. However, the totality of facts - esp. statistically speaking -… https://t.co/V1PiTkNwXl— Mike Martinez (@Mike Martinez)1619371229.0
@atrupar So a proof that being racist isn’t working is that we had a black President and a VP of color? Ok that m… https://t.co/JlKaVaIzNb— Jorge 🇺🇸 (@Jorge 🇺🇸)1619357515.0
@speakout_april @atrupar Now, now...there is a token black Republican Senator from Lindsey's own state. That means… https://t.co/X8gw1vp123— Laura McGinnis (@Laura McGinnis)1619368051.0
@atrupar Amazing something this stupid has any traction. Then again, it is coming from Lindsey Graham who has been… https://t.co/leFElFzIGQ— stefa (@stefa)1619356675.0
@atrupar Gotta love when rich, sheltered white dudes say there is no racism. https://t.co/kewdQA3UGx— BettiRaige (@BettiRaige)1619371241.0
@atrupar Can we just stop caring what Republicans say please? Trash is the only thing that comes out of their mouth.— Pro-Tips (@Pro-Tips)1619371243.0
@atrupar Which is exactly what a racist would say. @LindseyGrahamSC conveniently forgets the signs, posts, etc. whe… https://t.co/56e9aI7N6E— S (@S)1619368169.0
@JordanJamie @atrupar For reasons that are so obvious I won't state them WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT GET TO DECIDE WHEN RACISM IS "OVER"— sharon 🌶️🏳️🌈🖤 (@sharon 🌶️🏳️🌈🖤)1619357008.0
@atrupar I live in a house, and I have a black friend who also loves in a house. I know many people who live in hou… https://t.co/BXWg5wV3Lv— Ben Guralnik (@Ben Guralnik)1619358627.0
@atrupar Lol what? The country has existed since 1776, it took till 2008 to elect a Biracial man to president, and… https://t.co/oIS5P9Rwmz— tellthetruth (@tellthetruth)1619356921.0
@atrupar Isn’t that what racists usually say?— Liat 🌊🇬🇱🇺🇸 #democratsavage✊ (@Liat 🌊🇬🇱🇺🇸 #democratsavage✊)1619356642.0