Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Friday was filmed turning his back on an Iraq War veteran as soon as the cordial conversation turned to their oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
In a video posted by progressive veterans organization Common Defense, a man who identifies himself as a Marine from Louisiana can be seen calmly walking up to the South Carolina Senator and telling him that he believes he’s being treated unfairly by the media.
“I believe that you honestly believe in our democracy as I do,” the man tells him.
“I do,” Graham replies.
“I came here to D.C. because I’m a Marine, I went to Iraq, and I believe, as I believe that you do, that President Trump is not acting in accordance to his oath,” the veteran continued.
“The oath that you took and I did to defend the Constitution,” he added.
Graham interrupts and begins to stammer.
“You took an oath!” the Marine said.
“Yeah I did, I don’t agree with you, I gotta go,” Graham says before turning his back and rushing into his office.
“Is that it?” the Marine asks the senator.
“Yep, that’s it,” Graham replies.
Watch the video below.
This guy isn't yelling or shouting. He isn't being unreasonable. He simply tries to find common ground with @LindseyGrahamSC.
Graham runs away the second Trump's conduct comes up. pic.twitter.com/d1sJ8nxW2Q
— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 22, 2019