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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:02 PM

46. Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets & calls Dem congresswomen 'a bunch of communists




Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets and calls Democratic congresswomen 'a bunch of communists

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/politics/lindsey-graham-communists-democratic-congresswomen/index.html



Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets and calls Democratic congresswomen 'a bunch of communists'
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By Devan Cole, CNN

Updated 11:52 AM ET, Mon July 15, 2019


Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's strongest allies on Capitol Hill, declined on Monday to condemn the President over his racist tweets against several minority members of Congress, instead calling them a "bunch of communists."

Graham's comments, which were later tweeted out by Trump, are the latest example of congressional Republican alignment with Trump in the face of fierce controversy.

"Well, we all know that (New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country," Graham said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends." "They're calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, 'concentration camp guards.' They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They're anti-Semitic. They're anti-America."

Asked by co-host Steve Doocy if he thinks Trump "went too far" with his comments, Graham, who represents South Carolina, said the President should "aim higher" than the personalities of the congresswomen and instead talk about their policies.

"You don't need to -- they are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies," he said.
Graham added that if the group of lawmakers are made "the face of the future" of their party, "You will destroy the Democratic Party."
Shortly after Graham made the comments, Trump shared them in a tweet, writing, "Need I say more?" ......................................

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