Coronavirus U.S. Senate WTF?!

Lindsey Graham Has Bizarre Meltdown At Press Conference – Says ‘Deep State’ Scientists Want To Harm Trump

Has Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) been in the Senate for too long? Or has he simply lost what was left of his mind?

Those are pertinent questions after a bizarre performance Graham gave at a press conference Monday when he suggested that “deep state” scientists plotted to destroy failed, one-term former President Donald Trump.

The presser, which was held in Greenville, South Carolina, was set up as a platform for Graham to call for a congressional investigation into whether or not the COVID-19 virus had originated “from a lab” in China, with the senator asking:

“But first. I want to know, how did our government potentially get it so wrong?”

That led Graham to go off on a rant about a “group of scientists” (not a one of whom he named) who had allegedly downplayed the virus as nothing but a right-wing talking point:

“Is there a deep state science department? Is the NIH and the State Department — were people in those two organizations trying to tamp down the idea that it may have come from the lab because they support the lab?”

Well, wasn’t the State Department under the control of then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when the pandemic reached the United States? Is Pompeo part of the “deep state,” too?

That’s when Graham entered full meltdown mode:

“There are people that did not want Trump to be right. Trump suggested this may have come from a lab and he was called a xenophobic racist by suggesting it came from the lab in China. Well, some people just don’t want Trump to ever be right and those same people are stakeholders in the grant program where their livelihood is on the line.”

Not wacko enough for you? Lindsey put on his tinfoil hat and began spinning more conspiracy theories he failed to provide a speck of evidence to support, deciding to reference the Steele dossier and Russia investigation:

“We had all of this information that the document collected by Christopher Steele was not reliable but people used it anyway. They wanted an outcome. I think there is a storyline developing here that people wanted an outcome, they wanted to shoot down the idea that it could be a lab leak because Trump would have been right.

“So that’s what I want to look at. I think part of the motivations were political, not scientific.”

Political motivations in an election year? Say it ain’t so, Lindsey! That never ever happens, does it?

Now that COVID has become an Achilles heel for the GOP, they’re trying to blame the scientific community, China, Russia, Christopher Steele, and the “boogeyman” for their own ineptitude and their fantatical support of a clown who told us coronavirus would magically disappear when warmer weather arrived or if we drank bleach.

Sorry, Lindsey, but all you managed to prove with your surreal press conference is that you’re drinking the Crazy Train Kool-Aid, too. For God’s sake, man, put the cup down and seek professional help!

Here’s the video of Graham’s unhinged press conference:

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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