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Jen Psaki slammed for tweet calling Sen Lindsey Graham ‘Lady G’ 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki is slammed for ‘homophobic’ tweet posted last year that refers to Senator Lindsey Graham as ‘Lady G’

  • Jen Psaki’s tweet referring to Lindsey Graham as ‘Lady G’ was posted in August last year but it only resurfaced this week 
  • The tweet read: ‘Only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero)’
  • Some of Graham’s critics have in the past used the phrase as a derogatory name for the South Carolina senator 
  • Psaki has not addressed the recently unearthed tweet
  • Biden’s administration claims to be the most inclusive in history  
  • Graham’s Office said they were ‘disappointed’ and that it ‘says more about her than it does about the Senator’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has come under fire for a tweet she sent last year that referred to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham as ‘LadyG’. 

Psaki’s tweet was posted on August 5 last year but it only resurfaced this week as Twitter users slammed her for being homophobic and called for her to apologize.

Others accused her of being ‘tone-deaf’ given the Biden administration’s push to be the most inclusive in history.  

‘Only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero),’ Psaki tweeted last year. 

The tweet was posted ahead of ahead of former acting attorney general Sally Yates testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham chairs.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki has come under fire for a tweet she sent last year that referred to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham as ‘LadyG’

Psaki's tweet was posted on August 5 last year but it only resurfaced this week as Twitter users slammed her for being homophobic and called for her to apologize

Psaki’s tweet was posted on August 5 last year but it only resurfaced this week as Twitter users slammed her for being homophobic and called for her to apologize

It was posted around the time the hashtag #LadyG started trending on Twitter after gay adult-film star Sean Harding made a series of allegations online against Graham.

Some of Graham's critics have in the past used the phrase as a derogatory name for the South Carolina senator

Some of Graham’s critics have in the past used the phrase as a derogatory name for the South Carolina senator

Some of Graham’s critics have in the past used the phrase as a derogatory name for the South Carolina senator. 

Graham has said on multiple occasions that he is not gay.  

Psaki has not addressed the recently unearthed tweet.

A spokesperson for Sen Graham said of Psaki’s tweet: ‘Very disappointed someone in her position would embrace this style politics. It says more about her than it does about Senator Graham.’ 

Twitter users have since slammed her resurfaced tweet, with some demanding that she delete it and apologize. 

The tweet was still visible on Psaki’s account as of Thursday morning. 

‘This is a pretty tone deaf thing to leave up when you profess to be a part of the most inclusive administration in history,’ one person tweeted.

‘Did she really refer to @LindseyGrahamSC as LadyG? I guess this is ‘decency’ we all were promised,’ another said. 

‘Homophobia and intolerance from the Left is growing. This should be widely condemned.’

Some called on Psaki to publicly address the tweet during Thursday’s White House press briefing. 

‘Kayleigh was asked about her old tweets about Trump so I’d think Biden’s press secretary lobbing a homophobic insult at Lindsey Graham this past summer would be fair game to ask about in today’s press briefing,’ one person said.  

Another tweeted: ‘Care to circle back and explain this? ‘Cos it looks like a homophobic slur and joining a hateful campaign to out someone involuntarily in an attempt to shame them from here.’  

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