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."
Jaime Harrison has threatened to pull out of tomorrow’s #scsen debate if Lindsey Graham doesn’t take another covid… https://t.co/KhRMjXWFju— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1602201320.0
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.
Um. Dude. Just take the test. https://t.co/vyxR4RVrap https://t.co/VQ5KFsqmMa— Ian Sams (@Ian Sams)1602202157.0
Hmmm, strange. Someone might think he's trying not to take a COVID test before the Amy Coney Barrett hearing becaus… https://t.co/O9aHAXCexW— Amanda Hoey (@Amanda Hoey)1602204460.0
Yeah, there are pretty strong incentives for Republican senators not to get tested right now, or not to accurately… https://t.co/yNh0suSc26— Nate Silver (@Nate Silver)1602204801.0
@mkraju Yeah Lindsey... in the real world our job places require we be tested for COVID if we've come in contact wi… https://t.co/1Pb103TRmH— Melissa⁷ Life Goes Onᴮᴱ (@Melissa⁷ Life Goes Onᴮᴱ)1602204207.0
@mkraju Republicans all want to be able to infect their opponents. Hell, I'm not sure I'd believe Graham took/passe… https://t.co/dzWZjmB0cg— Truth Matters (@Truth Matters)1602204509.0
@mkraju No one should get within 20 feet of ANY @SenateGOP or @HouseGOP member until they've tested negative 3 time… https://t.co/mVyKuSUcau— Tina Morphis #KHive #Humanist #ForthePeople (@Tina Morphis #KHive #Humanist #ForthePeople)1602204116.0
@mkraju Really stupid move by Graham. Selfish. Shows HE doesn't care about anyone else. People are fed up with t… https://t.co/MK45wpBo5s— Lostintime 🌊🐝💙💛 (@Lostintime 🌊🐝💙💛)1602201488.0
@mkraju @LindseyGrahamSC And btw, @LindseyGraham I will be voting for @harrisonjaime. Any man that says "He denied… https://t.co/9PumyffOw2— Benni (@Benni)1602204550.0