Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday used language that compared House Democrats’ efforts to pass healthcare reform legislation to a Japanese kamikaze mission.
“Nancy Pelosi, I think, has got them all liquored up on sake and you know, they’re making a suicide run here,” Graham said on the Keven Cohen Show on WVOC radio in Columbia, S.C.
Graham is a staunch opponent of healthcare reform despite his efforts to work with the White House on issues such as terror trials and immigration reform.
The South Carolina senator also used strong language against White House senior adviser David Axelrod this weekend for criticizing Republican arguments about healthcare reform.
“Senator [Scott] Brown [R-Mass.] comes from a state that has a healthcare plan that’s similar to the one we’re trying to enact here,” Axelrod said on ABC’s “This Week”. “We’re just trying to give the rest of America the same opportunities that the people of Massachusetts have.”
Graham responded “The American people are getting tired of this crap…No way in the world is what they did in Massachusetts like what we’re about to do in Washington.”