Around the South for Aug. 4: SC, TX & MS


South Carolina: Graham denounces Trump’s Khan comments. US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), a longtime critic of Donald Trump, harshly criticized The Donald’s remarks about Mr. & Mrs. Khan, parents of a soldier killed in Iraq. “This is going to a place where we’ve never gone before… The problem is, ‘unacceptable’ doesn’t even begin to describe it,” Graham told the New York Times ……. Texas: Cruz lashes out at Castro. US Sen. Ted Cruz (R), under fire from some GOPers for his failure to endorse Donald Trump, sent an email to supporters expressing dismay at the prospect of a Senate race by US Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), reports Fox News Latino. “If the Castro brothers … get their way, the Texas we know will never be the same. Ted Cruz is the champion Texas needs…” ……. Mississippi: Thompson praises Philadelphia flag removal. “I was very happy to hear that the City of Philadelphia has decided to removeMississippi’s state flag from its Broad Street display and another display near the DNC events,” US Rep. Bennie Thompson (D) said in a statement, reported the Clarion-Ledger. The state flag bears an image of the Confederate battle flag …….