Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was mocked with a sci-fi horror movie comparison by his 2020 Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison on Wednesday night.
In an interview with CNNâ€™s Don Lemon, Harrison likened Grahamâ€™s hypocrisy on President Donald Trump to â€œa live versionâ€ of the â€œInvasion of the Body Snatchers.â€
Graham was a fierce critic of Trump before the 2016 election.
The GOP senator has since become one of the presidentâ€™s most vocal supporters.
â€œThe flip-flopping is just amazing,â€ Harrison told Lemon. â€œIâ€™ve never seen it in all of the years that Iâ€™ve been studying politics, to see someone go from having a backbone to not having one at all.â€
Harrison, the former chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, said Graham is â€œvulnerable in this electionâ€ because he isÂ â€œa missing in action senator.â€
Political pundits predict â€œa single-digit raceâ€ between the pair.
â€œHe hasnâ€™t had a town hall in this state in over three years,â€ said Harrison. â€œHe does more fighting against the people of South Carolina than he does helping us.â€
Grahamâ€™s reelection campaign team faced backlash this week over a digital ad in which an image of Harrison, who is Black, was edited to show him with a darker skin tone.
Sen. David Perdueâ€™s (R-Ga.) campaign sparked similar angerÂ over a Facebook ad featuring a manipulated image of his Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, that depicted him with a bigger nose.
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