House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took an opportunity to bash President Trump’s handling of coronavirus, which Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) characterized as “the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
Pelosi told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that “as the president fiddles, people are dying."
In an interview Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”, Graham responded, “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.”
He went on to highlight Pelosi’s own hypocrisy, speaking about how she held up the relief bill for days in the Senate.
“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.”
Sen. Graham also accused Pelosi of inserting her own personal agenda in a bill meant to offer relief.
“She is the one who 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.”