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Lindsey Graham Just Took A Cheap, Sexist Shot At Nancy Pelosi

03/03/2015 04:34 pm ET | Updated Mar 03, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a cheap shot at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday over her reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress.

According to Bloomberg, Graham said Pelosi's frustration with Netanyahu was apparent throughout the event, making a comment about her appearance during the speech:

In a private fund-raiser after the speech, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham pointed to Pelosi’s behavior as evidence that a Republican majority is better for those who support Israel. “Did you see Nancy Pelosi on the floor. Complete disgust,” he said, according to one attendee. “If you can get through all the surgeries, there’s disgust.”

Pelosi released a statement after Netanyahu's speech saying she "was near tears" and "saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States."

Netanyahu warned Congress against making a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it "would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them."

Read more on Netanyahu's speech here.

UPDATE: NBC's Frank Thorp tweeted that Graham apologized for the remark on Tuesday:

When asked for a comment, Pelosi's office pointed to a tweet from Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.):

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