By Nick Koutsobinas
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tweeted at Dr. Anthony Fauci Friday, suggesting the infectious disease doctor take a look at the border.
“Paging Dr. Fauci:” the tweet read, “You need to go to the southern border and witness in person the biggest super spreader event in the nation – President @JoeBiden’s immigration policies.”
Graham said the migrant border facilities are overcrowded, citing a “10% COVID-positive rate.” He added that the undocumented immigrants are coming from Central America and being “dumped off” in Texas.
“If you are worried about the spread of COVID, you should be gravely concerned about what is happening at our southern border. There is no end in sight on this super-spreader event until these policies are changed,” Graham said.
Meanwhile, in an interview with ESPN, President Joe Biden criticized the Texas Rangers for opening its stadium to full capacity on Opening Day. “In terms of it being responsible [for stadiums to open at full capacity] — you see what’s happening in Europe now when they lifted the mandates. I don’t know why we don’t just follow the science and beat this — just flat out beat it.
“We are going to have enough vaccinations, vaccinators. We’ve opened places. We’re doing everything we can to make it clear to people, ‘Get the vaccine as quickly as you can get it.’ By the end of [April], we’re going to be in a position where everyone can get the vaccine,” Biden said.
In Biden’s ESPN interview, he called opening the stadium to full capacity a mistake. “They should listen to Dr. (Anthony) Fauci, the scientists and the experts. But I think it’s not responsible.”