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Lindsey Graham Made A Fuss About Jaime Harrison’s Tax Returns. It (Obviously) Backfired

“Irony pronounced dead as of 5:05 p.m.”

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After releasing 11 years of state and federal tax returns last week, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham publicly pressured his opponent Jaime Harrison to do the same.

It backfired — big time.

Yesterday, he tweeted this video (below) of himself ranting about Harrison not releasing his tax returns.

What are you hiding?” Graham tweeted.

Like a lot of things in Graham’s 2020 campaign, this scenario did not go down well — especially on the Twitter, where critics were quick to point out the irony of one of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters attacking someone for not releasing his tax returns.

Irony pronounced dead as of 5:05 PM,” the Lincoln Project tweeted in response to Graham’s video.

Then, in a mic-drop move, Jaime Harrison released his tax returns — just a day after Graham posted the video above.

Twitter went wild — with more than 100,000 likes in less than two hours.

Graham has had a couple rough weeks. As we reported last week, a #NeverTrump GOP group rolled out an ad that compares Graham to parasites because of his shifty relationship with President Donald Trump.

“South Carolinians have voted for Lindsey before, but this is the first time they truly know who he is,” The Lincoln Project tweeted.

See the ad for yourself…

Graham is even having serious problems with his own GOP base. Like last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the longtime senator of setting up Trump, our founding editor Will Folks reported.

This news outlet has never been a fan of Lindsey Graham for many reasons, including his “chameleon-esque inability to settle on a political orientation,” FITSNews founding editor wrote back in June.

More from Folks on Graham…

“An erstwhile #NeverTrumper, he flip-flopped and began supporting Trump in late 2017 when it became clear he was about to lose his seat.

Were we surprised? No … everything with this guy is calculation.

Thankfully, there are those in Trump’s orbit who are able to see this career chameleon for what he is … an ally in name only.

We think his votes are bad … and we would like to see him out of office.”

Graham is in a tough race with Democrat Jaime Harrison, who has raised an impressive amount of cash and gained support from major national players. Recent polls have shown Harrison and Graham are neck-and-neck.

Lindsey Graham’s campaign efforts has been consistently underwhelming so far in this race.

However, as Folks has made clear — Jaime Harrison is also vulnerable in this race considering his connections to the Clintons — but Graham’s campaign has yet to exploit that vulnerability.

We will keep a close eye on this race as we get closer to November… Stay tuned…

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