Lindsey Graham says two women confronted him in airport over Barrett

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (R-SC) posted a video on Twitter Monday which showed two women confronting him in an airport over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSenate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court GOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Overnight Defense: Supreme Court to hear case on diversion of Pentagon funds to border wall | Biden campaign cutting retired general from ad after objection | Trump’s arms control talks with Russia hit wall MORE to the Supreme Court.

Graham tweeted, “I arrived in DC today & was confronted by 2 women – one of whom was from Seattle – who called Judge Amy Coney Barrett a racist & unqualified. This is the modern left, hostile & unhinged. I won’t be intimidated. I can’t wait to #FillTheSeat.”

One woman can be heard at the beginning of the video loudly telling the senator, “Look me in the eye.” Graham asks the woman where she is from to which she replies she is from Seattle.

“Seattle’s a good example of how things are getting out of control,” replies Graham.

Another woman not seen in the video can be heard saying, “You’re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir.”

When asked by Graham where she is from, she replies that it does not matter, only saying she is from the United States of America.

“You’re gonna make my children, my daughter, who stood on the shoulders of giants, you’re gonna take her rights away by voting for this woman who’s a racist?” she asks.

The video ends with Graham affirming his support for Barrett saying she is “highly qualified,” to which the women disagree.

One reason critics of Barrett believe her to be racist is her decision to dismiss a workplace discrimination suit in which a Black transportation employee sued his employer after being fired, claiming his supervisor had called him a racial slur. Barrett argued that use of the n-word was not enough to demonstrate that the supervisor had created a hostile work environment.

Notably, Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court denies GOP bid to block extended mail ballot due date in Pennsylvania Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Major abortion rights group calls for Democrats to replace Feinstein on Judiciary Committee MORE, a potential colleague of Barrett’s, wrote in 2013 that using the word only once was

Two Women Confront Lindsey Graham in Airport Over Amy Coney Barrett Nomination

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a video on Monday showing two women confronting him at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The airport is a 10-minute drive from Washington.

Graham is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is presiding over the confirmation process. He’s been a staunch ally of President Donald Trump and is a certain vote to put Barrett on the court.

In the video, which appears to have been recorded by one of Graham’s staff, the senator asks the women where they’re from and says he will confirm Barrett to the court.

“I arrived in DC today & was confronted by 2 women – one of whom was from Seattle – who called Judge Amy Coney Barrett a racist & unqualified,” Graham tweeted.

“This is the modern left, hostile & unhinged. I won’t be intimidated. I can’t wait to #FillTheSeat.”

“STAND WITH ME,” Graham wrote and included a link to donate to his re-election campaign.

Graham has made several appeals for funds since finding himself in a surprisingly close race with Democrat Jaime Harrison, who has raised a record-breaking sum as he seeks to unseat the incumbent.

In the video, a woman wearing a mask approaches Graham and appears to be recording him with her phone. She says “Look me in the eye…”

“Where are you from?” Graham asks. The woman replies that she’s from Seattle, and continues to speak before another woman can be heard asking: “Why does it matter where she’s from? She’s American.”

“I believe Seattle’s a good example of how things are getting out of control,” Graham says.

“No, Seattle is wonderful,” the first woman says, while the second woman tells Graham: “Sir, you’re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir.”

Graham and his staff walk away from the women, who follow them up as they head upstairs.

“You work for me, sir,” the woman goes on. “I pay your salary, sir.”

At that point, Graham turns to the woman and asks: “Where are you from?”

“It doesn’t matter where I’m from,” she says. “I’m from the United States of America, sir, where are you from?”

“I’m just off the plane,” Graham says.

“You sure are,” the woman says. “And you’re gonna make my children, my daughter, who stood on the shoulders of giants, you’re gonna take their rights away, by voting for this woman [Barrett] who’s a racist?”

The woman is referring to the possibility that Barrett would deliver the crucial vote to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. There is no evidence Barrett is racist but there have been criticisms of her decision not to say whether racism is systemic.

“Well I’m enthusiastically gonna support Judge Barrett,” Graham says as one of the women tries to argue about women’s rights. The other speaks over her, asking him “Why?”

“Because she’s highly qualified,” Graham

Lindsey Graham’s Senate Opponent Burns Him ‘It’s Always Sunny’-Style

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Democratic opponent burned him Friday morning with a mock-up of what the Republican senator’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” episode opener might look like.

The quick video from Jaime Harrison, complete with title cards in the series’ signature style and the famous theme music, imagined an episode called “Lindsey Graham Commits an Ethics Violation.”

“5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, ” it opened, noting the senator was on federal property.

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A clip of a masked Graham speaking to reporters after one of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings rolled: “Well, I think people in South Carolina are excited about Judge Barrett. I don’t know how much it affected fundraising today. If you want to help me close the gap, [go to] lindseygraham.com. A little bit goes a long way.”

Harrison has been out-fundraising Graham — breaking Senate campaign fundraising records in the process — and generating headlines as he takes on the longtime South Carolina lawmaker. In a recent Fox News interview, Graham noted, “They’re killing me, money-wise.”

The Democratic upstart included a second tweet that linked to a local news article about how, exactly, Graham committed the ethics violation by fundraising on federal property. According to the Post and Courier, two formal complaints were filed with the Senate Ethics Committee about the moment on Thursday. One came from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center while the second was filed by the South Carolina Democratic Party. A spokesperson for the senator is quoted in the piece saying Graham was responding specifically to reporters’ questions about fundraising.

“More embarrassing @LindseyGrahamSC headlines. South Carolinians deserve so much better from their elected leaders,” Harrison wrote.

Watch the clip here:

It’s Always Sunny in the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/NMwwEV7HS3

— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) October 16, 2020

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