Lindsey Graham was back on the Senate floor today, eight days after announcing he tested positive for COVID. Graham, who is vaccinated, took a minute to encourage others to get inoculated. He made a short statement, unmasked, saying “I had a couple of really bad days, but I’m doing betterI’m confident that if I had not have had the vaccine it could have been a lot worse.”

The South Carolina senator pointed out just 50% of residents in his state are vaccinated.

Graham has not been anti-vaxx, but he has mocked mask-wearing. During his short speech on the floor today he appeared unmasked, but he was apparently seen wearing a mask at other places in the Capitol today. There is no word about whether his general stance on mask-wearing has changed.