Jaime Harrison sat with The Root for an hourlong interview Tuesday in which he blasted his GOP opponent, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, for caring more about his relationship with Donald Trump than he does the people of South Carolina.
Harrison and Graham are battling it out for the state’s U.S. Senate seat in November. So far, the two are in a virtual tie, according to a recent poll.
Harrison told The Root’s Terrell J. Starr that he wants to expand the Affordable Care Act, supports getting rid of qualified immunity for cops, reinvesting in rural South Carolina’s water infrastructure and helping to re-commit America to fighting climate change. Harrison spent a great deal of time discussing LGBTQ+ rights and expressed the need for black Americans to care for trans people as we do for black men.
Check out the video interview above.