Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has told Fox & Friends that he would DNA test after Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her results quipping: “I’ll probably be Iranian. That would be like terrible.”
Lindsey Graham jokes about taking a DNA test: "I'll probably be Iranian. That'd be, like, terrible." (via Fox) pic.twitter.com/8UiZpidbfS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 16, 2018
Graham’s comments come after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the results of a DNA test she took public on Monday. Warren’s results included an expert saying they show “strong evidence’’ that she has a Native American ancestor.
President Donald Trump has been asking for Warren’s DNA results, claiming that the senator was lying about her ancestral connection to Native Americans.
Graham said he’d take a test of his own, prompting him to make the comments on Iranians.
“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade followed up Graham’s assertion by saying Iranians are “great people, just bad leaders.”
“Yeah, bad leaders,” said Graham in response. “I’m not in the Ayatollah branch.”
Twitter responded to the clip:
Terrible, indeed, Senator. But not necessarily for you.pic.twitter.com/f0MF6kM0QA
— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) October 16, 2018
— Soheil Biniaz (@SoheilBiniaz) October 16, 2018
As an Iranian I would like to agree with @LindseyGrahamSC perhaps for the first time ever. It would truly be terrible to have even the slightest association with this disgusting sorry excuse of human garbage. https://t.co/0POPvghrxd
— Navid Hedayati (@NavidHedayati) October 16, 2018
“I'll probably be Iranian. That'd be, like, terrible." – Lindsey Graham unleashing some racism
Counterpoint: Iranians don’t want you either
— laney (@misslaneym) October 16, 2018