Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went on Fox News on Sunday to blast President Joe Biden for allegedly playing “the race card continuously in such a hypocritical way.”
“President Biden has come down hard on Republican legislators and traditionally red states voting to restrict voting rights,” said host Chris Wallace. “Take a look at what he said in his news conference.”
In the clip, biden could be seen saying, “What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick, sick.”
“Senator, are Republicans going too far in some of these various states?” Wallace asked.
“You know what’s sick is that the president of the United States is playing the race card continuously in such a hypocritical way. He said the filibuster was a relic of the Jim Crow era,” Graham replied. “Well, he made in our speech when he was a Senator suggesting the filibuster was the best thing for the Senate to make it different in the House. This is a letter signed by 61 senators in 2017 when we had the House, the Senate, and the White House, 27 Democrats, saying please keep in place the filibuster.”
“What’s sick is HR1 federalizing state elections. In our Constitution, states are supposed to run elections. HR1 is the biggest power grab in the history of the country. It institutionalizes harvesting. It does away with the voter I.D. requirement. It will take over every election and every state,” he added. “Any time a Republican does anything, you’re a racist. If you’re a white conservative, you’re a racist. If you’re a black Republican, you are either a prop or Uncle Tom. They use the racism card to advance the liberalism agenda. HR1 is sick, not what they’re doing in Georgia.”
Graham has stood by former President Donald Trump, saying last month, “I think you’re going to see over the next couple of months, Donald Trump lead the Republican Party on policy and give us the energy we need to take back the House and the Senate.”
“The Democrats are doing their part,” Graham added. “If we can get behind President Trump and follow his lead, we will win in 2022. If we argue with ourselves, we’re going to — we’re going to lose. And there’s no reason to lose.”