Graham: The only people yelling at me ‘would turn the country into a mob’

Graham: The only people yelling at me ‘would turn the country into a mob’
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico Bolton exit provokes questions about Trump shift on Iran The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation MORE (R-S.C.) said in a tweet on Monday that the only people yelling at him are those who want to turn the U.S. into a "mob."

"All the people wanting to yell at me would turn the country into a mob ... they don't respect the presumption of innocence," Graham tweeted.


"They have a view of the government that would make us Venezuela."

The senator linked to a Fox News report on the protesters and cheers he faced while opening a rally for Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe evolution of Taylor Swift's political activism Kellyanne Conway responds to Taylor Swift criticism by invoking pop star's lyrics Is there internet life after thirty? MORE (R-Tenn.), a U.S. Senate candidate, on Sunday. 

Shouting protesters repeatedly interrupted the rally, including a moment of silence for victims of a shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday that left 11 people dead. 

Some protesters reportedly had to be physically restrained and removed by authorities.

Graham has been a vocal advocate for the GOP since the confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report Kavanaugh remains guilty until proven innocent, according to Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report: NY Times story sparks new firestorm over Kavanaugh MORE.

During a fiery speech in the midst of a Senate hearing for Kavanaugh, Graham excoriated Democrats for their behavior. 

He also expressed his hope earlier this month that Democrats "get their ass kicked" for their behavior during Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

Graham has been promoting Republicans in the midterms and for the first time has been campaigning against fellow senators.