Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) just spoke out to blast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after she blamed President Donald Trump for American deaths from coronavirus.
While appearing on CNN’s “State Of The Union” over the weekend, Pelosi claimed that Trump had a delayed reaction to coronavirus which led it to spread faster in the United States, saying “as the president fiddles, people are dying.”
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 29, 2020
Graham, however, was not having any of it, and he fired back during an interview on the Fox News show “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“What she said, she’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he’s led the country,” Graham said. “That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
Not stopping there, he blasted Pelosi for holding up the coronavirus stimulus package.
“This is the same speaker of the House who held up the bill in the Senate for days because she wanted same-day voting, she wanted carbon neutrality for the airlines, she wanted $75 million for the endowment for the humanities and $25 million for the Kennedy Center,” Graham said. “She is the one that held up the package in the Senate for days to get the Green New Deal put in a recovery package. So it’s the most shameful, disgusting thing I have heard yet. And it needs to stop.”
“We took most of the garbage out, but for [Pelosi] to blame this president for causing loss of life after she held up the relief package for days to get a liberal special-interest shopping list in the bill is pretty disgusting,” he continued.
Pelosi’s attempts to politicize the coronavirus as a weapon against Trump have been nothing short of shameful. Americans are suffering and dying left and right, yet all Pelosi seems to care about is how she can use this tragedy to continue her efforts to take Trump down. We applaud Graham for having the courage to call her out, and we hope that more lawmakers do the same thing in the future .