In an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history,” The Hill reported.
Graham’s remarks came in response to an appearance by Pelosi on CNN’s State of the Union, where she blamed President Donald Trump for deaths in the United States from the novel coronavirus.
“His denial at the beginning [of the coronavirus outbreak] was deadly,” Pelosi said of Trump, according to The Hill, and as he “fiddles, people are dying.”
Graham responded by slamming the House speaker: “Let me tell you, we’ve 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.”
Graham fires back
Graham went on to criticize Pelosi for delaying the coronavirus relief bill in order to force the inclusion of elements of the Green New Deal and other Democrat pork projects.
“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’ve heard yet. And it needs to stop,” Graham said, according to the Washington Examiner.
In the end, Pelosi did support the $2.2 trillion Senate version of the bill following some minor changes, such as the requirement that there be an administrator tapped to oversee a $500 billion fund designed to help businesses affected by the outbreak, Politico reported.
The speaker has also suggested that an even bigger aid bill may be coming in the near future, something that would potentially afford her and House Democrats another chance to cram otherwise impossible-to-pass liberal priorities down Americans’ throats and hold the rest of the government hostage in order to do it.
So far, Republicans have downplayed the need for another aid package, according to Politico.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suggested that these stimulus measures should be given sufficient time to work the way they were intended before any further proposals are considered.
“A sick puppy”
For his part, President Trump responded in typical fashion to Pelosi’s criticism on Monday during a call-in appearance on Fox & Friends.
“It’s a sad thing,” Trump said of Pelosi’s incendiary remarks, according to The Hill. “She’s a sick puppy in my opinion. She’s got a lot of problems.”