Democrats running in conservative states and districts habitually refer to themselves as moderates. It’s a tried and true tactic.
Unfortunately for Jamie Harrison — who’s giving Sen. Lindsey Graham the biggest scare of his political life — his mask of reason has been lifted to reveal his candid opinion on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
In a display of hyperbole that would make Speaker Pelosi blush, Harrison claimed a Barrett confirmation would lead to decisions as infamous as Plessy v. Ferguson, where the Court in 1896 upheld the “separate but equal” legal doctrine used for racial segregation.
Jamie Harrison suggests putting ACB on SCOTUS could make Plessy v. Ferguson “established law again”
“I don’t look good in chains so I’m not going back to that” pic.twitter.com/XAol7Iw6r6
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 9, 2020
The condemnation from conservative Twitter was swift.
This is wild — Harrison has about $50M to try and convince conservative South Carolinians he’s moderate —
but then the mask slips with lines like this.
And people remember that he was a Podesta lobbyist and lifetime far-left activist. Running in South Carolina. https://t.co/S8qp7hQtnd
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 9, 2020