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  • Hey, welcome back, everybody.

  • My first guest tonight is in one of the most watched Senate races of the year, running against Lindsey Graham in my home state of South Carolina.

  • Please welcome to allay Chou.

  • Jaime Harrison.

  • Thanks so much for being here.

  • Nice to see you again.

  • Oh, it's good seeing you.

  • Thank you for having me on house everything back in the Palmetto State.

  • Well, everything is good.

  • It's busy.

  • You know, the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • November 3rd is when the big day takes place.

  • Excited?

  • Six days house, early voting going in South Carolina.

  • Oh, amazing.

  • We're blowing it out here, Steven.

  • Over a million people today have voted, uh, here in South Carolina, and that's just as a new record.

  • We doubled what?

  • It was in 2016.

  • Wow.

  • Now I have I have followed your run against Lindsay since before you were running against Lindsay, because the word was you were gonna run against Lindsay, and I don't think I'm the only one who went Well, that's great.

  • It's a bit of a long shot.

  • Uh, congratulations already.

  • For how you've proven the possibility of this.

  • Now, you just have to push over the line run through the tape.

  • Why do you think this is different?

  • Why do you think now it's a different South Carolina or Or it's the same South Carolina, but it's a different situation for someone running against Graham.

  • Well, Stephen, I think partly because Lindsey Graham's different, you know, it's almost watching him is like watching a live version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

  • Who knows who this guy is?

  • You know, the Lindsey Graham one point, or was someone that we used to like and respect.

  • And you thought at the end of the day he could do what was in the best interest of the people of South Carolina.

  • This new guy is on.

  • Lee focused on himself.

  • He's only focused on his own political power and political relevance, and the folks in South Carolina are hungry for somebody that's gonna work on behalf of them and their families and their communities.

  • And we're building up a campaign here in South Carolina like we haven't seen in a very long time, and there's a campaign built on hope, making sure that the American dream is alive and well for so many.

  • You know I've lived the American dream.

  • I I grew up in a mobile home, son of a teen Mom raised my grandparent's with a for creating an eighth grade education, and I was able to get out of that situation to now run for the U.

  • S.

  • Senate.

  • I mean, that only happens in this great nation, and, you know, and that's what this campaign is all about.

  • That's why we get volunteers coming out the Woodworks.

  • Onda folks wanna volunteer?

  • Go to Jamie Harrison dot com.

  • We love to have you as we push through.

  • Nicely slid in there.

  • Future Senator.

  • Now, uh, you say that, you know, you want to talk to people about hope and you wanna show people there is hope.

  • Well, you know as well as I the great motto of the great state of South Carolina Doom Sparrow Sparrow.

  • While I breathe, I hope.

  • What does that mean to you personally?

  • And what do you think it has to do now with what's going on with the American people?

  • Well, you know, Stephen, that motto might as well have been the theme of my life because it was hoped that really got me through all of the barriers and things that I face.

  • But, you know, as I go around the state of South Carolina and I talkto parents and I, uh, chat with Children, you know, that little flame flicker of hope that I had in my eyes I don't see in the eyes of the kids here in South Carolina when I talk to their parents, the parents don't say that their kids are gonna be better off than they were, and that's what we fundamentally have to change.

  • We live in a state, Stephen, where 38% of rural communities don't have access to broadband, where four of our rural hospitals have closed in the past few years.

  • 250,000 people don't have health care, and all of that happened under Lindsey Graham's watch.

  • And that is what we have to change on.

  • That's what I'm fighting for each and every day to make life better for those folks.

  • Um, I'll get back to the Lindsay for just one second, and and that is, he said, multiple times that if somebody was nominated for the Supreme Court in the final year of Donald Trump's first term, he wouldn't be in favor of, um, confirming that person.

  • And he's throwing up a lot of guerrilla dust to try toe, you know, make people forget that he said that.

  • But he broke a promise to the American people, he said.

  • He gave his word.

  • What do you think that means to the people of South Carolina for someone to not have enough honor to keep a word that is on tape?

  • Well, listen, the way that I grew up, my grandfather always used to tell me, he said.

  • Jamie, a man is only as good as his work.

  • And so, in essence, you know Lindsey Graham's word isn't meant or worth much of anything.

  • Stephen Andi.

  • I think the greatest travesty that you could do is a public service is to the lie to the people that you represent.

  • And that's what Lindsay has done.

  • And this isn't the first time he's lied about term limits.

  • He when he first got there, he was one of those folks with the Contract With America, and he said, I'll stay there for no longer than 12 12 years.

  • Well, it's 25 years now, and he's running for yet another six So this man just doesn't keep his word because all he concerns himself with is power.

  • And that's why folks in South Carolina are about to give him a one way ticket back to Seneca, South Carolina, or March a Lago or wherever he wants to go.

  • But he's leaving Washington D C.

  • Well, you can help him keep his word and and and limit his term on Tuesday.

  • Exactly.

  • They should thank you for that now.

  • You called your your campaign a movement for a new South.

  • Um, I love the South.

  • What do you What do you think the future of the South is?

  • I think the future of the South is bright.

  • I think the future of South Carolina is bright.

  • I think South Carolina's better days are ahead of her and not behind her.

  • I think Lindsey Graham is a relic of the Old South, you know what I mean by the Stephen is that I believe a new South is bold.

  • It is inclusive, it's diverse.

  • It's a place where all of our folks should have their voices appreciated, value and heard.

  • You know, this is a seat.

  • The one that I'm vying for was a seat of John C.

  • Calhoun.

  • It was the seat of Strong Thurman.

  • It was the seat of Pitchfork Ben Tillman, who would go to the floor, the U.

  • S Senate and talk about the joys of lynching of black folks.

  • And South Carolina on November 3rd has the opportunity of writing a whole brand new history for the South, which we can become the very first state to to have to African American senators serving at the very same time.

  • I think that is the new South, that we want to see that we want to hear that we want to be a part of a model for the nation.

  • South Carolina has a chance to do it.

  • Jaime Harrison.

  • Thank you so much for being here.

  • Good luck on Tuesday.

  • Nice to see you again, my friend.

  • We'll be right back with Elvis Costello.

  • Thanks, Jamie.

Hey, welcome back, everybody.

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"A Relic Of The Old South" - Jaime Harrison On Sen. Lindsey Graham

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