House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham over his comments that aid to Black farmers in the Covid-19 relief bill are “reparations” and called for his fellow South Carolinian to get back in touch with Christianity.
“Lindsey Graham is from South Carolina. He knows South Carolina’s history. He knows what the state of South Carolina and this country has done to Black farmers in South Carolina. They didn’t do it to White farmers. We’re trying to rescue the lives and livelihoods of people. He ought to be ashamed of himself,” Clyburn told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.” “I think you ought to go back and maybe go to church. Get in touch with his Christianity.”
“Let me give an example of something that really bothers me. In this bill, if you are a farmer, your loan will be forgiven up to 120% of your loan, not 100%, but 120%, if you’re socially disadvantaged, if you’re African-American, some other minority. But if you’re White person, if you are a White woman, no forgiveness. That’s reparations. What does that got to do with Covid?,” Graham said on “Sunday Morning Futures.Lindsey Graham