Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made openly racist remarks on Wednesday during the confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court. The South Carolina Republican made a reference to “the good old days of segregation.”
While trying to defend Barrett’s refusal to answer questions, Graham noted that Barrett could express an opinion about Brown v. Board of Education because it was not currently being challenged in the courts.
“One of the reasons you can’t tell us how you would rule is because there’s active litigation coming to the court,” Graham said. “And one of the reasons you can say with confidence that you think Brown v. Board of Education is super-precedent is you’re not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation.”
Just last week, Graham publicly claimed that Black Americans and immigrants would be safe to walk on the streets of South Carolina “as long as they are conservative and not liberal.”
Take a look at his remarks below: