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Internet Rips Lindsey Graham For Saying Black Young People ‘Can Go Anywhere’ In SC ‘As Long As They Are Conservative’

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, sparked a fierce backlash online after suggesting that young black people would be safe from police brutality, “as long as they’re conservative.”

“If you are a young African-American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state, you just need to be conservative not liberal,” Graham said after being asked about police brutality during a debate on Friday with Democratic contender, Jaime Harrison.

Graham said he did not believe there was systemic racism in his state, but admitted that the killing of George Floyd “was wrong.”

The senator’s comments were met with fierce criticism on social media. Check out some of the reactions below: