Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., speaks to reporters after a classified members-only briefing on Iran, Tuesday, may 21, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A democratic Challenger to Lindsey Graham of South Carolina Senate seat in the year 2020, officially announced its launch of the campaign on Wednesday.
In a comic-themed video posted on Facebook, the former South Carolina Democratic party Chairman, Jaime Harrison, highlights his humble roots in Orangeburg, S. C., and struck Graham as “a guy who will say everything to stay in office.”
Harrison hammered down on Graham’s changing attitude to the President, Donald Trump, of the he as a “zealot”, the “not fit to be President of the United States” when they saw the two for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Graham has for years been one of the Trump’s most consistent defenders.
“Lindsey Graham may not lead us in any direction, because he traded his moral compass for petty political gain,” Harrison says in the video. “He’s forgotten about the people he represents.”
Harrison, was also born in the state of the democratic party as the first black President and served as an aide to Rep. James Clyburn, underscore his “origin” story of being a teen mother, raised by his grandparents and by his training at Yale University and Georgetown Law School.
If successful, he would be the first Democrat elected to the Senate since 1998.
Graham, of the serving his third term, defeated his Democratic Challenger in 2014 by more than 16 percentage points. Trump of the state of South Carolina, winning over Hillary Clinton in 2016 by 14 percentage points.
The National Republican Senate Committee, meanwhile, suggested Harrison as a “looney liberal.”
“Harrison is a looney liberal, was picked by hand, carried out by radical Washington Democrats,” NRSC spokesman Nathan Brand told CBS News. “Lindsey Graham is one of the most popular U.S. senators in the country, because South Carolina voters know that the delivered results and was a tireless fighter for the Palmetto-state values.”