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Lindsey Graham is accosted by two women who slam Amy Coney Barrett as 'racist and unqualified'


Sen. Lindsey Graham has revealed he was accosted by two women at an airport who berated him over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

The 65-year-old Republican shared a video on Twitter on Monday showing the moment two women approached him as he was walking through Ronald Reagan Washington National airport and slammed Barrett as ‘racist’ and unqualified to take the Supreme Court seat.

‘I arrived in DC today & was confronted by 2 women – one of whom was from Seattle – who called Judge Amy Coney Barrett a racist & unqualified. This is the modern left, hostile & unhinged. I won’t be intimidated. I can’t wait to #FillTheSeat,’ the South Carolina Senator, who is up for re-election this November, tweeted.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, 65, shared video on Twitter on Monday showing the moment he was accosted by two women at the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, 65, shared video on Twitter on Monday showing the moment he was accosted by two women at the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport

The two women berated him over his support in nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, slamming her as a racist and unqualified for the job.

When the woman pictured  told Graham she is from Seattle he said: 'Seattle¿s a good example of how things are getting out of control,' citing civil unrest and protests in the city

The two women berated him over his support in nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, slamming her as a racist and unqualified for the job. When the woman pictured right told Graham she is from Seattle he said: ‘Seattle’s a good example of how things are getting out of control,’ citing civil unrest and protests in the city

The women slammed Amy Coney Barrett as a racist. Barrett has been criticized for her decision to dismiss a workplace discrimination suit in which a black transportation employee sued his employer after being fired, claiming his superior called him a racial slur. Barrett argued that saying the n-word was not enough to demonstrate proof of a hostile work environment

The women slammed Amy Coney Barrett as a racist. Barrett has been criticized for her decision to dismiss a workplace discrimination suit in which a black transportation employee sued his employer after being fired, claiming his superior called him a racial slur. Barrett argued that saying the n-word was not enough to demonstrate proof of a hostile work environment

At the beginning of the clip a woman is heard telling the senator, ‘Look me in the eye.’

Graham proceeds to ask her where she’s from and she says she’s from Seattle.

‘Seattle’s a good example of how things are getting out of control,’ Graham said, citing civil unrest and protests in the city.

Another woman who is not visible in the clip retorts: ‘You’re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir.’

She continues: ‘You’re gonna make my children, my daughter, who stood on the shoulders of giants, you’re gonna take her rights away by voting for this woman who’s a racist?’

Another woman who is not visible in the clip told Graham: 'You¿re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir'

Another woman who is not visible in the clip told Graham: ‘You’re an example of how things are getting out of control, sir’

One of the women confronted him about his support of Barrett saying: 'You¿re gonna make my children, my daughter, who stood on the shoulders of giants, you¿re gonna take her rights away by voting for this woman who¿s a racist?'

One of the women confronted him about his support of Barrett saying: ‘You’re gonna make my children, my daughter, who stood on the shoulders of giants, you’re gonna take her rights away by voting for this woman who’s a racist?’

‘Well I’m enthusiastically going to support Judge Barrett,’ Graham curtly replies, as he makes towards the airport exit.

‘Why?’ one of the women demands.

‘Because she’s highly qualified,’ he replies.

Barrett has been criticized as racist in her decision to dismiss a workplace discrimination suit in which a black transportation employee sued his employer after being fired, claiming his superior called him a racial slur, as per The Hill.

Barrett argued that saying the n-word was not enough to demonstrate proof of a hostile work environment.

Contrary to that stance, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in 2013 that using the world just once was enough to create a racially hostile workplace.

Barrett, who has two adopted Haitian children, said in her senate hearing ‘that racism persists in our country’, but she didn’t say whether it’s ‘outright or systemic.’  

'Well I¿m enthusiastically going to support Judge Barrett,' Graham curtly said to the women as he made his way out of the airport

‘Well I’m enthusiastically going to support Judge Barrett,’ Graham curtly said to the women as he made his way out of the airport

Republicans have been rushing the Barrett’s confirmation in a bid to have another conservative voice on the nation’s highest court.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on Barrett’s confirmation on Monday October 26. 

However, Barrett’s nomination is controversial for its timing as it’s just one week away from the election.

President Barack Obama was barred by Congress from filling a Supreme Court seat following the death of Antonin Scalia in February 2016, eight months before the 2016 election and 11 months before his replacement would be sworn into office, meaning Republicans are breaking from the precedent they had set.

Obama had nominated Merrick Garland but the GOP-led Senate refused to hold a hearing or vote on the nominee, claiming it was too close to the election.

Graham has said on previous occasions that he believes it’s wrong to appoint a justice in an election year. 

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