Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defended the filibuster on Thursday, which his Democrat colleagues have routinely characterized as racist, questioning why the left has used the supposed “tool of racism so much” when they were in the minority.
“The President of the United States … has called every Republican, every person who supports Georgia voting reform, Jim Crow 2.0,” Graham said at a Thursday press conference alongside Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).
“The terms being used to try to bully us into agreeing to this agenda won’t work,” he said, noting he wants to work with Democrats on police reform.
“So to my Democratic colleagues, playing the race card won’t work. It diminishes you, not us,” he said. “There is nothing racist about keeping the filibuster.”
“And here’s the question. If it’s a tool of racism, why did they use it so much when they were