South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated against the virus.
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.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 2, 2021
The Hill reports:
“I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for COVID-19 even after being vaccinated,” he said.
“I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning. I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms. I will be quarantining for ten days,” he added.
Graham is the first senator known to test positive for the coronavirus in months. Nearly every Senator has been vaccinated.
Graham was spotted at the Capitol on Monday and briefly spoke to reporters.
This story is developing and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.