Senate Justice Committee Chairman Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attends the Senate Justice Committee business meeting on Supreme Court Justice candidate Amy Coney Barrett at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington on October 15, 2020 , DC, part.

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GOP Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday praised the Covid vaccine after testing positive for the disease, saying that his “symptoms would be much worse without him”.

Graham said in a tweet that the family doctor informed him of his positive test even though he was fully vaccinated. He said he had flu-like symptoms on Saturday night and will be quarantined for ten days.

While the Senate has not officially issued a mask mandate, Graham was reportedly seen wearing a mask on Monday, according to a Politico reporter.

Graham’s announcement came as the United States is grappling with a spike in the Delta variant of Covid and the Biden government is urging more people to get vaccinated.

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