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Friday, October 09, 2020

A Friday debate between South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison and incumbent Republican senator Lindsay Graham was cancelled after Graham refused to take a coronavirus test beforehand. The hashtags #LindsayGrahamHasCovid and #LindsayIsPositive were trending Friday after the cancellation. The candidates will now participate in two separate interviews, a half hour each, aired on the same network. Graham accused Harrison of adding on requirements to the debate to get out of it.



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Harrison's demand for coronavirus testing comes after Donald Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19 just days after his debate with Joe Biden. Graham said he did not have to take the test, citing a note from the attending physician of Congress saying that he did not need one.

"We're disappointed that Lindsey has failed to take a simple coronavirus test, but we appreciate our hosts were able to change the event format to make it safer for everyone," said Harrison campaign spokesman Guy King. "Jaime will be there in Spartanburg to talk to voters."

Trump and his bozos may very well pull a defeat from the jaws of victory as it regards the ACB nomination and hearings. Combine Graham's refusal to take a simple Covid test with this other news from today
Two students and a teacher at school attended by Barrett children test positive for coronavirus
and there is a growing possibility that Trump's own failure in competently attacking the pandemic may turn out to be his and the GOP's perfectly karmic downfall.

As noted above, if Graham - the chairman of the Judiciary Committee - indeed is Covid positive, he cannot chair next week's hearings. And Barrett's irresponsibility in allowing her unmasked kids to be front and center in what is now known to have been a superspreading event certainly puts her judgment into question about her own suitability for a lifetime seat on the SCOTUS even outside any political and partisan considerations.

What a cluster.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-09 07:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, pretty obviously, Graham is saying that he would rather chair the hearing with COVID than be tested for it.

He should be tested before the hearing, much less before the debate.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-10-09 08:40 PM | Reply

Science is too scary for Lindsey. He doesn't want to be positive. He would rather infect others knowingly or unknowingly,rather than be responsible.

Little Trumpkin clone wannabe. The man has NO HONOR. I believe he will lose. Better a black man who stands up than a Lying -------. He made his ethics and honor a political issue when he spouted off about "holding me to it", he has shown open deceit and situational ethics on steroids,openly defying the electorate.

I really think he's going down,

I can't Wait!

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-09 08:51 PM | Reply

Imagine what Lindsay's contact tracing would reveal.

#4 | Posted by censored at 2020-10-09 10:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I'm hoping Barrett will have the good sense to bow out of the nomination pending the outcome of her own self quarantine and that of her children . . . followed by an intensive series of testing.

We don't need the whole Supreme Court of the United States admitted to Walter Reed.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-09 11:29 PM | Reply

Republicans will drag their dead corpses into the senate in order to put that psycho *itch on the SC.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-09 11:32 PM | Reply


"Republicans will drag their dead corpses into the senate in order to put that psycho *itch on the SC."

Funny you should bring that up.

McConnell has contemplated setting up ICU tents in the Senate chambers.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-10 12:08 AM | Reply

Lindsey is a Gay man with COVID. They'll bury him in a closet.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-10 09:00 AM | Reply

I would imagine masks are required at the establishments Lindsay frequents...

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-10 03:56 PM | Reply

He's afraid of all the gay escorts that would be exposed during contact tracing.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-10 09:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lindsey does the South Carolina ------ chicken dance to avoid debate.

#11 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-10-11 11:33 AM | Reply

That was unnecessary.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-11 11:51 AM | Reply

I have mixed feelings about this election.

I made a stupid deal win Gawd and now I actually don't want to have to go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-11 11:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


#14 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-11 12:08 PM | Reply

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