Lady G shocked the nation today when he made a joke about segregation.
During the third day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (BOOOO! HISSSS!), she stated that the landmark desegregation Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, was a “super-precedent” beyond overruling, while suggesting that Roe v. Wade is not “because calls for its overruling have never ceased.”
To which Graham replied:
“One of the reasons you can say with confidence that you think Brown v. Board of Education is a super-precedent is you’re not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation,”
Graham later took back the remark, saying it was made with “deep sarcasm” and it “blows my mind” that opponents could have taken it seriously.
“The point that I am trying to make [is] there is nobody in America in the legislative arena wanting to take us back to that dark period in American history,” he said, adding that he represented a state in which African-Americans make up 31 percent of the population. “I want to assure the people of South Carolina, that statement was made with dripping sarcasm.”
These people, I swear. VOTE HIM OUT, NORTH CAROLINA!
(Watch the video at The Daily Beast)