Graham Torches Pelosi: 'Most Shameful, Disgusting Statement By Any Politician In Modern History'

Posted: Mar 29, 2020 5:40 PM
Graham Torches Pelosi: 'Most Shameful, Disgusting Statement By Any Politician In Modern History'

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

In a CNN interview on Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed the Wuhan coronavirus on President Trump, accusing the president of fiddling while Americans died.

"I don't know what the scientist said to him," Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper. "When did the president know about this and what did he know? What did he know and when did he know it? That's for an after-action review. But as the president fiddles, people are dying and we just have to take every precaution."

Pelosi's mention of an after-action review suggests the Democrats may already be mulling their next impeachment witch hunt. The same speaker who was singularly focused on impeaching the president when the coronavirus first made its way over to America said the president's "denial" at the beginning of the outbreak was "deadly." 

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) called Pelosi's comments "the most shameful, disgusting, statement by any politician in modern history."

"She's the first politician to blame another politician for people dying," Sen. Graham continued. "This is the same speaker of the House that 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 billion for the endowment for the humanities and $25 million for the Kennedy Center. She is the one that held up the package in the Senate for days to get the Green New Deal put in the recovery package, so it's the most shameful, disgusting thing I've heard yet, and it needs to stop."

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Friday found a majority of respondents approve of President Trump's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The same survey also found the president's job approval rating has climbed to 48 percent, with 46 disapproving. It was the first time the survey found more Americans approve of the president's job performance than disapprove.