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10/16/2018 11:31 am ET

Lindsey Graham: If A DNA Test Said I'm Iranian, 'That Would Be, Like, Terrible'

The senator told "Fox & Friends" he'd take a DNA test after Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her results on Monday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) weighed in on what a DNA test could potentially reveal about his ancestry on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends,” awkwardly quipping: “I’ll probably be Iranian. That would be like terrible.” 

Graham’s comments come after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the results of a DNA test she took public on Monday. Warren’s results included an expert saying they show “strong evidence’’ that she has a Native American ancestor. 

President Donald Trump has been asking for Warren’s DNA results, claiming that the senator was lying about her ancestral connection to Native Americans.

Graham said he’d take a test of his own, prompting him to make the comments on Iranians.

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade followed up Graham’s assertion by saying  Iranians are “great people, just bad leaders.”

“Yeah, bad leaders,” said Graham in response. “I’m not in the Ayatollah branch.”

Twitter users were quick to respond to the clip:

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