Graham sticks by Barrett, saying she is "highly qualified," which the woman disagrees with. ", Another woman, who is off camera, tells the Senator: "You’re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir.". To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. I can't wait to #FillTheSeat." NORTH CHARLESTON — At a campaign appearance Friday, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham brushed off talk about two ethics complaints filed against him following the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Some recent surveys have shown a tight race. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. As written in the U.S. Senate’s Rules and Standards of Conduct, “Senate Members and staff may not receive or solicit campaign contributions in any federal building.”. On Friday, Graham’s campaign said it had raised nearly $15 million in the first half of the month. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Graham’s campaign deferred questions about the ethics allegations to his U.S. Senate office, where spokesman Kevin Bishop said Graham was merely responding to reporters’ questions. On Thursday, the South Carolina Democratic Party said Graham “committed a crime and violated longstanding ethics rules by openly raising money for his campaign in a Federal government building while leveraging his official U.S. Senate activity.” A copy of the complaint was filed with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics and obtained by The Associated Press. Mace said Graham and other South Carolina Republicans' proposal of the "Save Parris Island Act" helped undue the damage Cunningham did by supporting the congressional mandate for gender-mandated training. “While we hate to give Lou Dobbs any credibility, when he’s right, he’s right and should be commended for calling out Graham for being the pathetic swamp rat he is.” Senator — and it is yet another demonstration of why Sen. Graham’s time in Congress is coming to an end.”. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Graham sticks by Barrett, saying she is "highly qualified," which the woman disagrees with. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has continued to rake in campaign cash in the closing days of his bid for a fourth term, raising about $1 million a day for the first two weeks of October. LINDSEY Graham was confronted by two liberal women who shouted in his face that Amy Coney Barrett was "racist.". As written in the U.S. Senate’s Rules and Standards of Conduct, “Senate Members and staff may not receive or solicit campaign contributions in any federal building.”. I can't wait to #FillTheSeat.". He is a fan of Southern rock, bourbon and horse racing. “I don’t know how much it affected fundraising today, but if you want to help me close the gap — LindseyGraham.com — a little bit goes a long way,” Graham said. ", Another woman, who is off camera, tells the Senator: "You’re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir.". Graham is seeking his fourth term in the U.S. Senate and previously served several terms in the U.S. House. “The money is because they hate my guts,” he added. “I feel really good about my campaign.”. Grace Beahm Alford gbeahm@postandcourier.com, SC's Lindsey Graham brushes off ethics complaints filed after Supreme Court screening, By Thomas Novelly The conversation continues to get heated, with the woman responding to his question of where she is from with "the United States of America," not a specific state. Graham seemingly contradicted Mace's claims that Parris Island's future was hanging in the balance. She then slams Graham, saying: "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?". Previously, he wrote for the Courier Journal in Kentucky. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Lindsey Graham posted the encounter on Twitter, Amy Coney Barrett praised as 'unashamedly pro-life’ by Lindsey Graham, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Given his tenure in Washington, South Carolina Democrats characterized the solicitation as inexcusable. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats have filed a formal complaint against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for making a campaign fundraising appeal … Formal complaints by were filed by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center and the South Carolina Democratic Party the following day. Although Senate work has technically been called off this week due to several members' exposure to the coronavirus, work in the Senate Judiciary Committee has gone on, with confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Supporters of Senator Lindsey Graham cheer as he arrives for a rally outside of the North Charleston Convention Center Complex on Friday, October 16, 2020. Graham raised $28 million from July through September,  an all-time record for Republican Senate candidates in a single fundraising quarter. Graham made the comment during a debate forum with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, who is the first African American to serve in the role. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Chance of rain 50%.. Although Senate work has technically been called off this week due to several members’ exposure to the coronavirus, work in the Senate Judiciary Committee has gone on, with confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The senator told reporters the base “is not in jeopardy” and added "whatever cost it takes to accommodate that at Parris Island, we will spend the money.”. “I’ve never felt better ... I’ve never seen people more motivated on the Republican side.”. One hot issue in the South Carolina's 1st District race has been the future of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, which Mace said was put in danger by Cunningham after he supported a defense-spending bill that required the base to meet a gender-integrated training mandate in five years. The South Carolina Senator posted footage of the encounter on Twitter on Monday. The black transportation worker claimed that his supervisor had called him a racial slur. “I’m not taking anything for granted,” Graham said on Friday when asked about Harrison's record fundraising. Graham captioned the video: "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. Some clouds. The allegation comes amid a week of record-breaking fundraising in the race, which is Graham's closest reelection battle to date. Thomas Novelly is a political reporter based in Charleston. The allegation comes amid a week of record-breaking fundraising in the race, which is Graham’s closest reelection battle to date. He also covers the military community and veterans throughout South Carolina. “To me, that’s a non-story," he said. Graham’s campaign deferred questions about the ethics allegations to his U.S. Senate office, where spokesman Kevin Bishop said Graham was merely responding to reporters’ questions. On Sunday, Harrison announced he had pulled in a record $57 million in the third-quarter, the largest quarterly fundraise ever for any U.S. Senate hopeful. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates, Graham captioned the video: "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. Some recent surveys have shown a tight race. senator.". Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Bishop also said he was “confident any reasonable person will see that any possible violation was unintentional and does not represent a pattern of behavior.”, It's unclear how the committee, headed by U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, would view the complaint. Graham has previously made public fundraising pleas to help him keep up with Harrison, by whom he said last month on Fox News that he was “getting killed financially.”. Winds light and variable. As chairman of that committee, Graham has been at the helm of this week's televised hearings, playing a visible role and speaking on the sidelines with reporters. Given his tenure in Washington, South Carolina Democrats characterized the solicitation as inexcusable. Winds light and variable. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. “After 25 years in Washington, Sen. Graham should know better than to spend his time campaigning in the halls of Congress,” said Lauren Brown, the SCDP communications director. “I don’t know how much it affected fundraising today, but if you want to help me close the gap — LindseyGraham.com — a little bit goes a long way," Graham said. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff, Senator Lindsey Graham speaks to members of the press after a rally outside of the North Charleston Convention Center Complex Friday, October 16, 2020. 134 Columbus Street In the video one woman can be seen apparently filming Graham, telling him "look me in the eye," before he asks where she's from. I can't wait to #FillTheSeat.". When she replies Seattle, Graham hits back "Seattle's a good example of how things are getting out of control. The South Carolina Democratic Party issued a statement condemning Graham's comments following the hearing. Graham used an on-camera interview Wednesday to solicit contributions for his reelection campaign while still inside a federal office building. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. On October 9, in a televised campaign event US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Black Americans ‘can go anywhere in this state’ but they ‘just need to be conservative’. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats have filed a formal complaint against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for making a campaign fundraising appeal while speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill following judicial confirmation hearings. A New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday showed Graham with a slight lead over Harrison in the state, which has not supported a Democratic U.S. senator since Fritz Hollings’ final reelection bid in 1998. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. However, Barrett argued that the use of the N-word was not enough to demonstrate that the supervisor had created a hostile work environment. Graham has previously made public fundraising pleas to help him keep up with Harrison, by whom he said last month on Fox News that he was “getting killed financially.”. Low 67F. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff. Post and Courier Bishop also said he was “confident any reasonable person will see that any possible violation was unintentional and does not represent a pattern of behavior.”, It’s unclear how the committee, headed by U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, would view the complaint. NORTH CHARLESTON — At a campaign appearance Friday, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham brushed off talk about two ethics complaints filed against him following the confirmation … Three days later, Graham’s campaign announced the $28 million he had raised during the same time period represented the largest amount ever raised by any Republican Senate candidate in a single quarter, in any state. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. “After 25 years in Washington, Sen. Graham should know better than to spend his time campaigning in the halls of Congress,” party spokeswoman Lauren Brown said in a statement to AP “This profile in desperate and unethical behavior is unbecoming of a U.S. A New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday showed Graham with a slight lead over Harrison in the state, which has not supported a Democratic U.S. senator since Fritz Hollings’ final reelection bid in 1998.

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