Black Lives Matter Comes to the Defense Of Lindsey Graham After Rhode Island Democrat Attacked Him

In a shocking turn of events, Black Lives Matter of Rhode Island is DEFENDING Republican Senator Lindsey Graham after he was attacked by Democratic Party strategist Kate Coyne-McCoy who said she hoped he would die from COVID-19.

BLM, who rarely shows any support for Republicans, blasted Coyne-McCoy for her “disregard for human life.”

Coyne-McCoy tweeted “It’s wrong to hope he dies from COVID, right? Asking for a friend” after Graham revealed earlier this week that he had COVID-19 despite being vaccinated.

“I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for #COVID19 even after being vaccinated. I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning.” Graham said in a statement, adding that, “I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms. I will be quarantining for ten days. I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now. My symptoms would be far worse.”

Coyne-McCoy, who is a “trained mental health professional” later apologized for the tweet, writing, “I made a mistake. I used poor judgement which I obviously regret.”

Black Lives Matter then decided to step in, calling for her resignation.

“In a time where many human lives have been lost to COVID-19 all across Rhode Island, this comment is extremely distasteful and insensitive. Regardless of political affiliation the disregard for human life is unacceptable and should not be tolerated anywhere within any political party,” the group wrote.

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“How can we trust someone with such blatant disregard for human life with the will of RI voters? Anyone affiliated with the Democratic Party should be held to a higher standard, as McCoy was hired to ‘modernize the party and position Democrats to win from the top to the bottom of the ballots,” the group also noted.

“Anything short of an immediate resignation,” they finished, “would signal that these types of comments are acceptable within the RI Democractic (sic) Party.”

Check out what the Daily Wire reported:

The group is aligned with Rhode Island’s Republican legislators on the issue. As the Daily Wire reported Tuesday, a number of Republicans in Rhode Island have called on Coyne-McCoy to either resign or be fired.

Rhode Island House GOP Minority Leader Blake Filippi told media Tuesday that, “If @rigopchairwoman or any RIGOP official were to say anything like this, I would immediately and publicly demand their resignation. Hoping my Democratic House colleagues do the right thing here.”

Fox News noted, Tuesday, that Graham has been an “advocate for the vaccines and received his jabs in December.” He also told South Carolina medical students that “the sooner we get everybody vaccinated, the quicker we can get back to normal.”

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