Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Tight security for Capitol rally; Biden agenda slows Trump offers sympathy for those charged with Jan. 6 offenses Lindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees MORE (R-S.C.) got a mixed welcome at his home state's Republican convention this weekend.

Speaking to South Carolina Republicans, Graham took some heat for comments that the GOP should field candidates that can win in different party of the country. From The State:
Graham told the crowd there was nothing wrong with any conservative, and he wanted to build an open party that could win in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, as well as South Carolina.

"You're a hypocrite!" one man yelled.

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"I'm a winner, pal," Graham shot back. "Winning matters to me. If it doesn't matter to you, there's the exit sign."

"Ron Paul is not the leader of this party," Graham said, prompting a few jeers. Some people yelled, "Yes, he is!"

"I'm not going to give this party over to people who can't win," Graham finished, drawing most of the crowd to its feet.

But U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, who followed Graham, said he'd rather have 30 senators who stand on principle than 60 who have none.