Lindsey Graham Claims Right-Wing Racist Killed Black Church Members Because They Were Christian (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham downplayed racism when discussing right-wing terrorist, Dylann Roof, killing 9 black people in a church Wednesday night. According to Graham, the people in the church were murdered because they were Christians. Seriously.

Graham told the hosts of The View this morning that Dylann Roof had gone to school with his niece and she described him as “strange”:

“Strange, disturbed young man. Emily said in school he was just a quiet strange kid. Seems like one of these Newtown-type guys….I can’t explain this. I don’t know what would make a young man at 21 get so sick and twisted to kill nine people in a church, this is beyond my understanding.”

One of the hosts asked if Graham thought Roof was mentally disturbed or if he thought it was a hate crime and that’s when the Senator gave us a preview into what the right-wing spin will be:

“Probably both,” he replied. “There are real people out there that are organized to kill people in religion and based on race. This guy is just whacked out. But it’s 2015, there are people out there looking for Christians to kill them. This is a mean time we live in.”

Graham is acting like this is an ISIS-type crime; it absolutely was not. This crime had nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with race. How do we know?

Exhibit A:

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This is a picture of the right-wing mass murderer sitting on his car. Do you notice what is on his license plate? Three Confederate Flags! Now before you say,”Confederate Flags have nothing to do with racism….” just shut-up. The Civil War was fought because the South didn’t want to give up their free slave labor. The flag is now flown all over the South by racists who want the South to rise again.

Exhibit B:

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This is Roof’s Facebook profile picture and you see those patches on his jacket? Yeah, those are the flags of Rhodesia and apartheid-era South Africa. Both of those governments were controlled by white people and both had brutal segregation policies. Remember Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment? Yep, that was thanks to the racists in South Africa whose flag the killer is wearing.

Finally, we absolutely know he killed these people because of their race and not their religion, because he screamed,”You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go,” before he opened fire, according to witnesses.

Lindsey Graham and the rest of his right-wing buddies are going to try really, really hard to claim that this guy was not one of them. They are going to say that Christians are being persecuted and ignore the racism that they, themselves, spread. They will never admit that their actions and their fear-mongering is what spreads this kind of hate all across the country. Conservatism is like a cancer and it is eating away at the brains of people.

Graham can pretend that this wasn’t because the victims were black, but at the end of the day we all know he is a liar.

Watch the interview:

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