During a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked the audience, “How many of you are Democrats?”
Bush raised his hand.
Bush could be seen smirking and laughing afterward, suggesting that he may have been making an attempt at a joke.
Graham, undeterred, continued campaigning.
“It’s your country, too,” Graham said.
The moment received quite a bit of attention online.
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) February 16, 2016
— Sharon Straker (@SharonStraker) February 16, 2016
— Vincent Sebastiano (@sebasconsultant) February 16, 2016
I'm sorry but this just made me laugh until I cried https://t.co/jcNZw5xm6t
— Bethany Bowra (@BethanyBowra) February 16, 2016
Jeb has some breathtakingly bad political instincts. He's making a self-deprecating joke here (I think), but yeesh:https://t.co/VgmFw8AzTE
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 16, 2016
(H/T: The Weekly Standard)