As we reported yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) came down with the Wuhan coronavirus, despite being fully vaccinated in December.
“I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for COVID-19 even after being vaccinated,” he said.
“I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning. I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms. I will be quarantining for ten days,” he added.
He’s the first senator to have come down with a “breakthrough case” – getting the virus despite being vaccinated.
Graham was diagnosed with it yesterday. Over the weekend he attended a party at the houseboat of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) with a small group of other senators also in attendance including Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Mark Kelly, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). Interesting group, looks like the “moderates” might have been chatting about something. But they are all got tested. The tests were either negative (Manchin) or they haven’t gotten the results back yet.
So you would think the natural thing would be to wish Graham well and hope he recovers. Well, that would be if you were a civil human being.
Not, apparently, if you are a Democratic leader, like Kate Coyne McCoy, the Chief Strategist for the Rhode Island Democratic Party. She’s a progressive who used to lobby for Everytown for Gun Safety, so you know how left she is. She describes herself as “working for a better world” and “leading RI Democratic Party.”
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) August 3, 2021
“It’s wrong to hope he dies from COVID right? Asking for a friend. #COVIDIsNotOver #LindseyGraham,” McCoy tweeted. She later deleted it after she got a huge backlash.
She was basically trying to appeal for attention to her brethren on the left because of their Lindsey Graham hate. That’s the greater issue here – that some on the left wish for or would cheer the death of Republicans. We saw it when President Donald Trump got the Wuhan coronavirus. This is where they are at. This is pretty evil.
McCoy later posted another tweet calling the first one a “mistake” and saying that she regretted it.
I made a mistake. I used poor judgement which I obviously regret.
— katecoynemccoy (@katecoynemccoy) August 3, 2021
But she didn’t apologize to Republicans or to Graham for wishing death on him. Because that would have taken actual regret, not just “oh damn, they caught me so I have to say something” regret. She said the quiet part out loud – what she truly thought – and now she can’t stuff it back in the bottle. No, expressing regret doesn’t excuse saying it. Making a “mistake” is mismatching your socks. Wishing death on someone, thinking about it, and tweeting it for attention, including hashtags, is a considered thought. This “apology” is seriously lacking, and where are the other Democrats condemning this?
Tuesday's understatement of the day… easily the week. https://t.co/1036yDiLQ9
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) August 3, 2021
You used “asking for a friend,” meaning you thought tweeting about Lindsey Graham dying would make you one of the cool kids/marginally edgy. It says more about your movement than you, frankly. https://t.co/5YW0LbJT3M
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 3, 2021