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Graham Jabs at Pelosi's 'Surgeries,' Is Sorry

Sees 'complete disgust' if 'you get through all the surgeries'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2015 1:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Lindsey Graham may have just lost the Botox vote in his maybe-quest for the White House: Speaking yesterday to a private fundraiser after Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, Bloomberg reported that the South Carolina Republican made a joke about how the GOP stands more solidly with Israel: "Did you see Nancy Pelosi on the floor? Complete disgust," he said. "If you can get through all the surgeries, there’s disgust." He's walking that sentiment back, per NBC, saying he "made a very poor attempt at humor to talk about [Pelosi’s] reaction, and for that I apologize." Politico notes that Pelosi herself released a statement yesterday saying that "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech—saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States." (Read more Lindsey Graham stories.)

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