Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told his colleagues that he “will not shut up” even though he is a “single white man” in remarks on Friday during an executive meeting about yesterday’s hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his nomination to the Supreme Court.
“I know I’m a single white male from South Carolina, and I’m told I should shut up, but I will not shut up, if that’s OK. Because I got here the same way anyone else did, ” said Graham, before launching into a long-winded speech.
"I am a single white man and I have been told to shut up, but I will not shut up. I got here the same way we all did and I will speak for my people." – @LindseyGrahamSC
No, it might be smart to shut up Senator Graham.— Know Your IX (@knowyourIX) September 28, 2018
Definitely being reminded of why people were telling Lindsey Graham to shut up.— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) September 28, 2018
"...I'm a straight white male and I know I'm supposed to shut up..."
FUCK YOU @LindseyGrahamSC .— Elon James White (@elonjames) September 28, 2018
Oh eat it, Lindsey Graham: “I am a white man from South Carolina and I know I’m supposed to shut up but I’m not going to shut up.”
We really need to give more air time to white guys to express themselves. We must stop silencing white dudes. They are so oppressed.— Imani Gandy o—€ (@AngryBlackLady) September 28, 2018
@LindseyGrahamSC I felt like I was watching Harrod. Pompous and smug. Puffed up with power and gloating about being having the power to bully sexual assault victims into silence. I would cast you as the boy who kept watch. Because you are.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 28, 2018
No @LindseyGrahamSC , your despicable behavior and comments send a msg to all sexual assault victims that they should just shut up & stay silent b/c u won't believe them anyway if it's not politically convenient.
Nice way to stoke more racism & sexism Senator. https://t.co/SxSbgzKqKW— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) September 28, 2018
Lindsey Graham opening with “I’m a single white male and I’ve been told I should shut up.”
Aw you poor baby. #DelayTheVote— Sean Kent (@seankent) September 28, 2018
Additionally, the comment had a fair amount of others calling Graham an incel — an involuntary celibate, referring to an online subculture of mostly white, heterosexual males who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one.
Incels appear to have latched onto the hearings and particularly to Kavanaugh after he said he “did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter.”
According to The Daily Beast, “incel forums lit up with discussion of the Supreme Court nominee, with one user saying they now saw Kavanaugh as one of them.” One poster in an incel forum wrote, “Kavanaugh being an incel once makes me him more lol.”
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