Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) ‘s “spine” on Friday in response to a comment that challenged the Democratic Party Mr. Jaime Harrison’s boss supports her “radical agenda” on environmental issues.
Graham touted his membership in the Climate Solutions bipartisan meeting while warning that going down the “AOC path” could “destroy the economy” in the final debate with Harrison. on Friday. In a tweet in response to a video of Graham’s remarks, Ocasio-Cortez declined to mention the senator’s “climate denialism” directly while launching a smash hit on her. That is his lack of bravery.
“@LindseyGrahamSC I̵7;m not sure you believe in * anything * except for yourself,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez. “& don’t start denying your climate. I’ve seen a lot of turmoil in DC, but you’re on top when it comes to folding your values like a wet napkin. SC deserves.” than.”
Ocasio-Cortez has had some public debates in the past. Last year, Graham called Ocasio-Cortez and the like-minded progressives “a bunch of communists” who “hated our country.” The congresswoman replied that Graham’s “biggest problem” against President Donald Trump’s “racism” was “it doesn’t go far enough”, while insisting that he “also wants to bring back McCarthyism. 1950s. “
Graham locked in the fight closer than expected to hold his seat against Harrison, with some recent polls showing Democrats drawing or even a slight lead in South Carolina.
While Graham tried to align Harrison’s environmental policy with Ocasio-Cortez’s, the candidate did not support the Green New Deal, which the congresswoman famously called it “costly, not viable, and high party, “in the interview with Charleston Post and Courier. However, he recommended dismissing Graham’s record on climate change while accusing the senator of funding a 2012 bill that would allow energy companies to drill off the coast of South Carolina.
“The Senator said he was a member of the Climate Solutions Group with no solutions,” Harrison said during the debate. “Where is the bill, where is the law, how do we drastically reduce carbon emissions in this country? I don’t see it … Where are the solutions? Here’s Sen. Graham’s solution. – South Carolina Offshore Drilling Act. “
“Nobody wants to look out the window to see the oil rigs off Charleston,” he added. “But our senator was the one who raised the flag, ‘This is an oil and gas company, you can drill off our coastline.’ Not on Jaime Harrison’s watch. “
A debate among the candidates scheduled for October 9 was postponed after Graham refused to test COVID-19 ahead of the event, after an outbreak of the virus among row Republicans Some have served alongside Graham on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Viruses were an issue in their final debate, with Harrison accusing the incumbent of focusing on partisan politics in Washington, DC while thousands of people in South Carolina died, including Harrison’s aunt. while “more than 750,000 people” lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.
Graham accused his challenger of using misleading campaign ads against him, including some encouraging conservatives to vote for a third-party candidate, who was still in vote but gave up and agreed with Graham. The Senate race is the most expensive race in the country, with Operation Harrison raising more than $ 109 million, according to Greenville News.
Newsweek has reached out to Graham’s office for comment.