Lindsey Graham sparks unflattering speculation after refusing to take COVID test ahead of debate
Lindsey Graham appears on Fox News (screen grab)

On Thursday, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jaime Harrison, threatened to withdraw from the upcoming Senate debate unless Graham takes a COVID-19 test — as Harrison and the debate moderators have already agreed to do.


Graham has refused, responding, "I will continue to follow the guidance of my doctors, not my political opponent."

Graham's refusal triggered instant speculation that he may have an ulterior motive for refusing the test — as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a positive test could further complicate the upcoming hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.