Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison said Monday that Lindsey Graham was “embarrassing” for himself and South Carolina after the senator revealed he would use his AR-15 to defend his home if necessary.
Harrison is familiar with Graham because he ran against him last year for his Senate seat and was badly beaten. Graham won by 10 points despite the Democrat repeatedly breaking fundraising records throughout his campaign, according to reports. Graham raised $ 108 million while Harrison raised at least $ 130 million, according to his campaign.
On Monday, Mehdi Hasan, guest host of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes”, aired the clip for Graham’s appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
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“I own an AR-15. If there is a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last the gang comes to because I can defend myself,” Graham said. to the facilitator. Chris Wallace.
“At the end of the day, if you think an assault weapons ban is what the country needs, take it to the US Senate and vote on it. I welcome this debate,” Graham later added.
His comments are part of a renewed debate over possession of assault weapons after last week’s supermarket shooting in Boulder, Colo., Which left 10 people dead.
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“Lindsey Graham lives in central South Carolina. You have a probably smaller population than the neighborhood you live in. The only gang Lindsey Graham is going to see in downtown is probably at Walmart which is held in the only open line. “said Harrison.
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“This is ridiculous, Lindsey is ridiculous. And he just needs to shut up and his parents just need to tell him to stay off camera because he’s embarrassing himself and himself. South Carolina, ”he continued.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.