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Lindsey Graham: Pelosi's Comments About Trump's Handling Of Coronavirus Are "Shameful And Disgusting"


Sen. Lindsey Graham took issue with comments Sunday from Speaker Pelosi that the president is "fiddling" while Americans die this morning in an interview with FNC's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures."

BARTIROMO: Well take us behind the curtain to tell us how this all shook out, Senator, because Nancy Pelosi said she did jujitsu on this relief bill to get it where it needs to be.


BARTIROMO: And this morning, this weekend, she is saying that the president is fiddling around while people are dying, Senator.

GRAHAM: No, what she said, she's blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he's led the country. That's the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.

Let me tell you, we have seen the best of America from our citizens helping each other, delivering groceries, having special shopping hours for senior citizens. She's the first politician to blame another politician for people dying.

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.

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.

BARTIROMO: Well, you agreed to send $25 million to the Kennedy Center. You put that in a so-called relief bill, right?

GRAHAM: Yes, because she wouldn't let the -- yes, so, she put a gun to our head and said, we will not get this through the House until you put $25 million for the Kennedy Center.

She wanted the entire New Green Deal in the package. She wanted to have every airline has to be carbon-neutral by 2025. What the hell has that got to do with saving lives who are affected by the coronavirus?

She had the entire Green New Deal in the package. We took most of the garbage out. But for her 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.

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