'Lying' Lindsey Graham faces backlash after throwing his own family under the bus to bash unemployment benefits
Lindsey Graham (Fox News)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) faced blowback on social media after claiming Tuesday that members of his own family were not going to work because they were getting unemployment benefits.

The GOP senator said at a budget hearing that enhanced unemployment benefits, which were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, were preventing people from returning to work.

Many people on Twitter assumed the Graham was lying about his family members. Others said that his comments showed that wages in the United States should be higher.