Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, slammed the “spinelessness” of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Friday in response to a remark that his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison supports her “radical agenda” on environmental issues.
Graham on Friday warned that going “down the AOC road” could “destroy the economy” during a final debate with Harrison on Friday.
Ocasio-Cortez fired back in a blistering tweet attacking the Republican senator’s lack of character.
“@LindseyGrahamSC I’m not sure you believe in *anything* except preserving yourself,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “& let’s not get started on your climate denial. I’ve seen a lot of spinelessness in DC, but you’re at the top when it comes to folding on your own values like a wet napkin. SC deserves better.”
This is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez and Graham have attacked each other. Last year, Graham called Ocasio-Cortez and like-minded progressives “a bunch of communists” who “hate our own country.” The congresswoman responded that Graham’s “biggest issue” with President Donald Trump’s “racism” is that “it doesn’t go far enough,” while insisting that he “wants to bring back 1950s McCarthyism, too.”
Graham is locked in what has become a closer-than-expected battle to retain his seat against Harrison, with some recent polls showing the Democrat tied or even slightly ahead in heavily Republican South Carolina.
.@LindseyGrahamSC I’m not sure you believe in *anything* except preserving yourself. & let’s not get started on your climate denial.
I’ve seen a lot of spinelessness in DC, but you’re at the top when it comes to folding on your own values like a wet napkin.
SC deserves better. https://t.co/daiXUObkTX
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 31, 2020