As many politicians—including President Biden—applaud the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin as a step toward combating racial bias in policing, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday he does not believe systemic racism exists in law enforcement or other U.S. institutions.
Graham pointed to the election of former President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris as evidence of the fact that “America is not racist,” saying: “We just elected a two-term African American president … the vice president is of African American, Indian descent.”
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