Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) on Friday blasted Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) for his “invertebrate state” in response to his Democratic challenge The author Jaime Harrison supports her “radical agenda” on environmental issues.
In the final debate with Harrison on Friday, Graham warned that the membership of the two parties in the Climate Solutions Caucus also warned that “going on the AOC road” could “damage the economy.” In a tweet in response to the video of Graham’s remarks, Ocasio-Cortez refused to directly respond to the senator’s “climate denialism”, and at the same time launched a violent attack on people she believed lacked character.
In the past, Ocasio-Cortez has had several public debates. Last year, Graham called Ocasio-Cortez and like-minded progressives “a group of communists who hate our own country.” The congresswoman replied that the “biggest problem” of Graham and President Donald Trump’s “racism” was “not enough”, while insisting that he “also wanted to bring back the McCarthyism of the 1950s.” .
In the struggle to maintain the Harrison seat, Graham has been caught in a battle closer than expected. Some recent polls have shown that the Democrats are tied or even far away among South Carolina Republicans. Lead.
Although Graham tried to link Harrison’s environmental policies with Ocasio-Cortez’s policies, the candidate did not support the “Green New Deal” the congresswoman was famous for, saying in an interview It is “expensive, unfeasible, and highly paranoid.” Charleston Post Company. However, he did resolutely refute Graham’s climate change record and condemned the senator for proposing a 2012 bill that would allow energy companies to drill off the coast of South Carolina.
Harrison said in the debate: “The senator said he was a member of the core group on climate solutions without a solution.” “Where is the bill, where is the bill, how can we drastically reduce carbon emissions in this country? I didn’t see …Where is the solution? This is Senator Graham’s solution-the South Carolina Offshore Drilling Act.”
He added: “No one wants to look out the window to see the oil rig off the coast of Charleston.” “But our senator is a flag-waving person,’There are oil and gas companies here, you can drill our coast.’ No Jaime Harrison’s watch.”
After Graham refused to test for COVID-19 before the incident, the debate between candidates that was scheduled for October 9 was cancelled. Prior to this, the virus broke out among the Republicans, some of whom were with Graham on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The virus was an issue in their final debate. Harrison accused the party of focusing on the politics of the guerrilla party in Washington, DC. Thousands of people died in South Carolina, including Harrison’s aunt, and The pandemic has left “over 750,000” unemployed.
Graham accused his challengers of using misleading campaign advertisements against him, including some third-party candidates who encouraged conservatives to vote. These candidates were still on the ballot but dropped out of the contest and recognized Graham Hm.The Senate campaign is the most expensive election in the United States, and the Harrison campaign raised more than $109 million in funds Greenville News.
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