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 GrahamConservation remains a core conservative principle Graham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight 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 BlackburnTaylor Swift says she wants to get more involved in politics Bipartisan lawmakers introduce resolution supporting vaccines Hillicon Valley: Cohen stuns Washington with testimony | Claims Trump knew Stone spoke to WikiLeaks | Stone, WikiLeaks deny | TikTok gets record fine | Senators take on tech over privacy 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 KavanaughKavanaugh to teach summer course in England GOP eager to exploit Dem court-packing fight Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left 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.