Lindsey Graham Blasts Efforts to Destroy Trump at Any Cost: It's 'Getting a Bit Old'
Republican senator blasts Democrats and media for attacks amid COVID-19
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has blasted the media and Democrats, declaring that attempting to destroy President Donald Trump at any cost is getting old and "p**sing people off."
Speaking on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Ainsley Earhardt, Graham said the American people had recognized the good things the president has done since the virus has spread.
"And, this effort to destroy Trump -- no matter the cost of the country -- is getting a bit old and is pissing a lot of people off," he remarked.
Graham added that the Trump administration made four crucial decisions to help save American lives in preparation for the impending COVID-19 wave.
"Number one: he shut down travel to China and Europe in a way to keep hundreds of thousands of people from being affected," he stated.
"He declared a national emergency to give the country the tools to fight back... He rejected the herd mentality of letting it run rampant through the country," Graham added.
"People build up immunity. A couple [of] million people would have died if that had been the case," Sen. Graham continued.
"And, finally, I think the most important thing the president has done is unleash the private sector in testing and trying to develop drugs by giving FDA waivers for therapies and vaccines to speed up the process," Graham added.
"So, I think the president has made really hard calls well, and we're going to be well below the 100,000 minimum expected, and it's due to his leadership and the American people working together," Graham continued.
"So, we'll have an election over all this, but you've got to remember the Democratic Party on February the sixth was asking the Senate to stay in session to get more witnesses," Graham said.
"These are the people who are criticizing [him]."
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Graham's remarks were in contrast to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who took a swipe at Trump on Monday, describing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic “almost sinful," without any evidence.
Pelosi made the remarks to the Democratic House members, according to Politico.
“The more misrepresentations he puts out there, the more it obscures the truth,” Pelosi said during a phone call.
“We have to insist upon the truth — what they’re saying is not knowledge, is not facts, is not real.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) recently boasted that his investigation is currently "diving deeply" into any warnings about coronavirus that President Donald Trump may have ignored.
“We are diving deeply into what does the intelligence community knows," Schiff said.
"What resources we would bring there, and what do we need to do prospectively to better protect the country in the future," Schiff added.