U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has gone viral after he had an awkward moment on live TV earlier this week.
A video of Graham appearing to indulge in some nose-diving during a recent appearance on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle is now being widely circulated on social media and mocked by late-night hosts.
The clip shows the South Carolina senator staring at his finger after returning from a commercial break and quickly looking up at the camera with a forced smile. Or as Jimmy Kimmel put it, he “seemed to get caught with his finger in the boogie jar.”
“He wasn’t picking his nose,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host concluded, mockingly defending Graham. “He was just in there searching for election fraud.”
“Lindsey Graham just totally got caught picking a booger,” Twitter user Rex Chapman captioned the now-viral clip. Watch it below:
Lindsey Graham just totally got caught picking a booger… pic.twitter.com/wk8jpwHY3M
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 28, 2021
The clip has now gone viral, garnering more than 810,000 views and thousands of retweets and likes.
The post has also racked up hundreds of comments from users who called Graham “gross” and “disgusting.”
“This man is so gross in so many different ways,” wrote one user, while another commented, “Disgusting! He was probably rolling it between his fingers for the rest of the interview.”
Some users felt senator Graham would have done something much worse had he not been caught offguard. “He was about to eat it too,” opined another user, while someone else posted, “Trying to decide if he has enough time to pop it in his mouth before going live.”