Lindsey Graham gets shouted down by his fellow Republicans at South Carolina event

Lindsey Graham gets shouted down by his fellow Republicans at South Carolina event

Although Sen. Lindsey Graham has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the South Carolina Republican became a breakthrough case and was infected in August. Graham's infection, although unpleasant, wasn't life-threatening — and he has been encouraging vaccination, which got him booed during a speech in his state over the weekend.

Graham described his illness during a speech on the Senate floor back in August, saying, "I've been vaccinated, and I got COVID anyway. A couple of really bad days, but I'm doing better — and I feel on the mend. And I'm confident if I hadn't had the vaccine, it'd have been a lot worse."

The 66-year-old conservative, speaking at a GOP event in Summerville, South Carolina over the weekend, reiterated that he is glad he got vaccinated — and it didn't take anti-vaxxers long to start booing.

Graham told the crowd, "If you haven't had the vaccine, you ought to think about getting it because if you're my age… I didn't tell you to get it, you ought to think about it."

But even suggesting that they at least consider getting vaccinated for COVID-19 offended people in the crowd, who kept booing.

"Well, I'm glad I got it; 92% of people in hospitals in South Carolina are unvaccinated," Graham said — inspiring anti-vaxxers in the crowd to shout "not true!" and "false!"

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75% of U.S.-based adults have been at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19. But vaccination rates can vary considerably from state to state. In South Carolina, according to the Mayo Clinic, only 55% of adults have been at least partially vaccinated — compared to 77% in Vermont and Massachusetts.

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