Pelosi took aim at Trump earlier for his initial response to the coronavirus outbreak, as IJR previously reported.
“His denial at the beginning was deadly,” Pelosi said, adding, “His delaying getting equipment to where it is needed is deadly.”
She also claimed the president is not doing enough to prevent people from dying.
“As the president fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution,” Pelosi said.
Graham appeared on Fox News to respond to her comments.
“She’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he has led the country,” Graham said, adding, “That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
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Graham continued on to explain that the nation has come together to help one another during this crisis and how Pelosi is the first politician to come down on another for Americans dying.
He cited reasons Pelosi “held up” the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the Senate. Graham claims she wanted provisions added for things such as same-day voting and carbon neutrality for the airlines.
He reiterated his thoughts on Pelosi’s comments.
“It’s the most shameful, disgusting thing I’ve heard yet and it needs to stop,” Graham said.
He closed the exchange by emphasizing his disgust with Pelosi placing blame on the president for the loss of lives amid the coronavirus crisis.
“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,” Graham said.
Trump signed the package into law to help mitigate the effects the coronavirus is having on the economy.