The left is getting better at quickly weaponizing hashtags.
The hashtag #LeningradLindsey trended on Twitter Thursday after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) forced a controversial asylum bill through committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced a bill to overhaul U.S. asylum laws, waiving committee rules to force the bill through to the full Senate, where it likely won’t get the 60 votes it needs to pass.
But Graham’s move to push the bill through the panel outraged Democrats who say the South Carolina senator broke the rules on how lawmakers take up legislation in order to move a partisan bill along.
#LeningradLindsey just proved that he’s willing to destroy the Senate & that he is NOT PRO-LIFE as he suspends Senate rules to force a vote on caging immigrant children INDEFINITELY!!
— Bren Holiday (@SunnyBlondie) August 1, 2019
Lindsey Graham is a traitor. That’s why #LeningradLindsey is trending. 🇺🇸
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 1, 2019
And now #LeningradLindsey is trending. Twitter, you’re naughty…
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 1, 2019
— WTFGOP? #ImpeachTheMF (@DogginTrump) August 1, 2019
I don’t know why #LeningradLindsey is trending right now, but fuck Lindsey Graham.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 1, 2019