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.
At the conclusion of @JebBush's event in Columbia, @LindseyGrahamSC asks the crowd: "How many of you are Democrats?" Jeb! raises his hand.— Jacob Kornbluh (@Jacob Kornbluh)1455642334.0
Jeb Raises Hand When Graham Asks, 'How Many of You Are Democrats?' https://t.co/2LieQjpfJJ via @WeeklyStandard JEB BUSH IS NOW A DEMOCRAT— Sharon Straker (@Sharon Straker)1455648561.0
https://t.co/6gzB2GKDo0 @JebBush know is half the battle!! Who's a democrat? @JebBush ME!!— Vincent Sebastiano (@Vincent Sebastiano)1455647966.0
I'm sorry but this just made me laugh until I cried https://t.co/jcNZw5xm6t— Bethany Bowra (@Bethany Bowra)1455651308.0
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 (@Guy Benson)1455650714.0
(H/T: The Weekly Standard)