[BREAKING] Graham Won’t Take COVID Test, South Carolina Debate Canceled
The second debate between incumbent South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and his challenger, Jaime Harrison, was canceled late Friday afternoon after Graham refused to take a COVID19 test beforehand. Graham was considered the loser of their first debate, where he seemed unsteady on his feet, occasionally slurring his words, and telling the debate audience that if they have a problem with term limits, they could end his on November 3rd.
#LindseyGrahamHasCovid was trending Friday evening as word spread about Graham’s refusal to take the test, the only reason the debate has been canceled. Either Graham suspects he has COVID19 or he knows for a fact that he already has it. He has not provided any real reasons for not taking the test, instead using classic GOP projection language techniques in an attempt to divert attention away from himself and place blame on his opponent.
South Carolinians do not appreciate Harrison putting himself above others.
If Mr. Harrison is not able to interact with South Carolinians on the same terms they live their lives, he should not be their senator.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2020
Harrison responded to Graham’s accusations, asking why the Senator won’t take the test, which would clear him to debate.
No such luck, Lindsey. I'll be there.
Thank you to our hosts for accommodating Senator Graham's refusal to take a Covid test, and changing the debate format to keep everyone safe. 🙄 https://t.co/pbNF5Fnqac
— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) October 9, 2020
Graham’s refusal to cooperate with the debate commission echoes Donald Trump’s own attempts to cancel the next Presidential Debate, which the commission wanted to hold remotely to keep with COVID19 safety protocols.
Twitter users were more than happy to try to connect the dots as the Senator remained silent.
So Lindsey Graham was sitting next to Mike Lee recently without a mask when Lee had COVID symptoms (now officially COVID positive) and now Lindsey refuses to be tested. Do the math. #LindseyGrahamHasCovid
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 9, 2020
Just picked up my dinner and logged on to this website and i see that #LindseyGrahamHasCovid is trending. Guess that’s what happens when you refuse to get tested.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 9, 2020
When Lindsey Graham said Donald would destroy the GOP, he failed to warn they were willing to take a quarter million INNOCENT people to the grave with them. https://t.co/4Hbc0wZlmX #LindseyGrahamHasCovid
— 🏝Kim 🦩 (@kim) October 9, 2020