Sen. Graham says he tested positive for Covid-19. “I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now,” Graham said. “My symptoms would be far worse.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Monday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 even after being vaccinated.
He said in a statement he started experiencing flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the U.S. House physician Monday morning.
“I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms,” Graham, who will quarantine for 10 days, said.
He added: “I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now. My symptoms would be far worse.”
The Senate is making an aggressive push this week to pass a $550 billion infrastructure bill and every vote in the chamber could be critical.
Over the weekend, Graham attended a party on fellow Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.’s houseboat, according to Graham’s office and two additional sources familiar with the matter.
The event was held on Saturday on Manchin’s houseboat, which is where he lives while in D.C. Senators were in town over the weekend to work on the bipartisan infrastructure deal.