Those who can joke about the days of Jim Crow are every expletive that immediately comes to mind.
Senator Lindsey Graham was widely criticized on Wednesday for referring to the “good old days of segregation” at the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. When approached by reporters, however, Graham insisted that the comment was “dripping in sarcasm.”
“It was with deep sarcasm that I suggested that some legislative body would want to yearn for the good old days of segregationism,” Graham explained. “The point that I’m trying to make, there’s nobody in America in the legislative arena wanting to take us back to that dark period in American history and for my opponent to suggest that says far more about him than me.”