‘Good Old Days of Segregation’ Remark Was Sarcastic, Graham Says

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‘Good Old Days of Segregation’ Remark Was Sarcastic, Graham Says

After invoking the “good old days of segregation” while questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Lindsey Graham responded to criticism by saying it was made “with deep sarcasm.”

“And one of the reasons you can say with confidence that you think Brown v. Board of Education is a superprecedent is that you’re not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation by a legislative body. Is that correct?” “That is correct.” “It was with deep sarcasm that I suggested that some legislative body would want to yearn for the good old days of segregation as — the point that I’m trying to make, there is nobody in America in the legislative arena wanting to take us back to that dark period in American history. It blows my mind that any rational person could believe that about me. This is not a game we’re playing here with the people of South Carolina. There are plenty of differences between my opponent and myself, manufacturing a scenario that Lindsey Graham wants — go back to the days of segregation is not worthy of the times in which we live. It is not worthy of an assault on me. We have plenty of differences with Mr Harrison. I want to assure the people of South Carolina that statement was made with dripping sarcasm.”

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