Lindsey Graham SUCCESSFUL at GOP fundraiser to recommend vaccines: mob rips Republican senator for his ‘lies’ and naval officer says he’ll lose his job because of mandate
- Hardly any hands were raised other than his own when Graham asked the crowd how many would take a Covid-19 booster shot
- “If you haven’t had the vaccine yet, you should think about getting it,” Graham said, getting booed from the crowd
- “Ninety-two percent of people in hospitals in South Carolina are not vaccinated,” he said. ‘Oh my God! Lies!’ can be heard from the crowd
- Graham said he thought it was a ‘silly idea’ to require jabs for the military
sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., took fire from Republicans at a GOP fundraiser in Dorchester County over the weekend, sparking outrage when he suggested she ‘should think’ about getting the Covid-19 vaccine .
“How many of you have taken the vaccine?” the senator asked, as several hands rose in the crowd.
“How many of you will take the booster?” he asked, drawing audible ‘no’s’ from the crowd. Hardly any hands went up except Graham’s.
‘Basically I took the vaccine and I had it [Covid-19]”It kicks you in the ass,” Graham continued, “if you haven’t had the vaccine, you should think about getting it.” “Nos” emerging from the crowd grew louder.
“I didn’t tell you to do it, but you should think about it,” the senator added, pushing back even more.
“Ninety-two percent of people in hospitals in South Carolina are not vaccinated,” he said. ‘Oh my God! Lies!’ can be heard from the crowd.
“I’m with you, don’t give up, I’m with you, that’s probably unconstitutional,” Graham said.
One person in the crowd shouted angrily that he would lose his job in the US Navy within 60 days. The deadline for members of the Navy to get their shot is November 22.
“How many of you have taken measles shots? Not just in the military,” he asked the crowd, as many shouted back, “That’s not the same!”
Graham posted a photo of him getting the Covid-19 jab in December
“Ninety-two percent of people in hospitals in South Carolina are not vaccinated,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C. ‘Oh my God! Lies!’ can be heard from the crowd
The military needs as many as 17 vaccines, including measles.
Graham then withdrew: ‘In the military they can tell you to get vaccinated. I think that’s a stupid idea. You know why? We should not drive people away from serving.’
“If you’re a health professional and don’t want to get vaccinated, why do you want people to stop being nurses?” he added.
The fully vaccinated senator tested positive for Covid-19 in early August, yet said Covid-19 had him “flat on his back.”
“I am convinced that if I had not had the vaccine, the outcome would have been much worse,” Graham said on Aug. 24.
“I was practically flat on my back, but I’m awake now because I think the vaccine will soften the blow. And if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please do.’
In Graham’s South Carolina, 56% of residents of all ages have had at least one Covid-19 vaccine, less than the 65% of Americans overall.
Despite leaders in the party pushing for vaccination, some Republicans remain stubborn. Former President Trump and the Arkansas administration Asa Hutchinson were both recently interviewed for suggesting their supporters get vaccinated.
‘You know what? I totally believe in your freedom, I do. You have to do what you have to do,” Trump said at an August rally in Alabama. ‘But I recommend: take the vaccines. I did it. It is well. Take the vaccines.’
The crowd started cheering. ‘That’s no problem. Which is good. You have your freedoms, but I happen to be taking the vaccine,” he said.
Hutchinson was booed in July for suggesting the vaccine does not affect fertility.