CNN commentators Don Lemon and Van Jones laughed Friday after watching Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) seem to get emotional as he pleaded with individuals to assist Georgia’s controversial GOP Senate candidate, Herschel Walker.
The Senate race between Walker and Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock was so shut this week that the boys may have a runoff on Dec. 6.
In an look Thursday on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Graham accused Walker’s critics of “trying to destroy” the candidate and “his family.”
In reality, member of Walker’s family have criticized him. His 23-year-old son, Christian Walker, has instructed his dad on social media to “wear a condom” and cease fathering out-of-wedlock youngsters he doesn’t elevate.
“You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence,” Walker’s son posted.
The conservative “family man” tearfully backed by Graham has been accused by two former lovers of pushing for and even funding abortions, which he now helps making unlawful. Walker has denied the accusations however mentioned there could be “nothing to be ashamed of” if he had paid for an abortion.
Graham insisted detractors are “trying to deter people of color” from changing into conservative Republicans.
Lemon on “CNN This Morning” blasted Graham’s feedback as “hypocrisy off the charts.”
“It’s just ridiculous,” mentioned Jones, who known as Walker a “nightmare” to the youngsters he has “abandoned” and clearly to his son Christian.
“If you don’t want someone with [Walker’s] lack of qualifications and bad personal character to be in the Senate,” Graham claims “you now hate all conservatives and don’t want any Black people to be conservative,” Jones summed up on Graham’s position.
“That’s not true! All of us have got conservative Black people in our families,” Jones insisted. “What are you talking about?”
The “idea that we need somebody like Lindsey Graham to explain to us how to relate to different political positions in our own community is just ridiculous,” he added.
“And if you’re going to get that evangelical in your belief about somebody … be evangelical about the values that this man has violated when it comes to abandoning his own children,” Jones mentioned.
Lemon mentioned individuals like Graham “always talk about race-baiting,” and that is “race-baiting in its worst form.”