House Majority Whip James Clyburn (DS.C.) says Senator. Lindsey grahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump Pushes Back Books Allegations, Says He Spent “Little Time” Discussing Elections With Lee, 12:30 PM Report From Graham The Hill – Featured By Facebook – Biden Meets Lawmakers Amidst National Agenda Panic The Hill Morning Report – Brought to you by Alibaba – House Democrats plagued by Biden Agenda issues MORE (RS.C.) “should be ashamed of himself” for demanding “reparations” from black farmers.
During a appearance on CNN early Wednesday, Clyburn was asked for a Fox News interview in which Graham called “repairs” a $ 5 billion fund to pay down the debt of underprivileged farmers included in the Farmers Relief Bill. $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus.
“Lindsey Graham is originally from South Carolina. He knows the history of South Carolina. He knows what the state of South Carolina in this country has done to black farmers, ”Clyburn said of Graham. “They didn’t do it to the white farmers.
“We are trying to save people’s lives and livelihoods,” he added. “He should be ashamed of himself. He knows the history of this country and he knows what happened to black farmers… Lindsey Graham should be ashamed.
Representative James Clyburn responds to Senator Lindsey Graham’s comments on helping black farmers.
“He knows what the state of South Carolina in this country has done to black farmers. They didn’t do it to the white farmers. He should be ashamed of himself. pic.twitter.com/j4DNvLybF4
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During his Fox News interview, Graham suggested the funds would only help minority farmers and not their white counterparts.
“Let me give you an example of something that really bothers me. In this bill, if you are a farmer, your loan will be forgiven for up to 120% of your loan … if you are socially disadvantaged. If you are African American, another minority. But if you are [a] white person, if you are a white woman, no forgiveness, ”Graham said. “These are repairs. What does this have to do with COVID? “
According to Farm Bureau estimates, around 25 percent of farmers eligible for forgiveness under the fund are black. The provision does not include language prohibiting white farmers from applying.
When asked on CNN what he would say to those who think the debt fund is reparations, Clyburn suggested Graham “go to church.”
“Well I think you should go back and maybe go to church,” Clyburn said of Graham. “Get in touch with his Christianity. ”