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Lindsey Graham punches back at Pelosi after she blames Trump for Americans dying from coronavirus


'That's the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history'

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday after she laid blame at President Donald Trump's feet for Americans who die from the coronavirus.

Pelosi said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that "as the president fiddles, people are dying." The California Democrat claimed that Trump had a delayed response to COVID-19 that is resulting in exponential growth of the virus in America.

Graham responded to Pelosi's claims during an interview on Fox News' "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."

The South Carolina lawmaker went on to excoriate Pelosi for holding up the coronavirus relief 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," he continued. "So it's the most shameful, disgusting thing I have heard yet. And it needs to stop."

Sen. Graham pins Pelosi's attack on Trump as 'shameful, disgusting'

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