Graham on the migrants he saw at a detention facility: “I don’t care if they have to stay in these facilities for 400 days” pic.twitter.com/UFnZ7ryO3Y
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) July 14, 2019
Funny, I feel the same way about him.
Courtesy of TPM:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday that he has no problem keeping the migrants in the squalid cells he saw during his detention facility tour in Texas with Vice President Mike Pence.
“What I saw is a bunch of people who have been here before, broke the law before, and we’re not going to let them go,” Graham told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo. “I don’t care if they have to stay in these facilities for 400 days, we’re not going to let those men go that I saw. It would be dangerous.”
Graham, who also serves as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, claimed that “all of [the detained migrants] broke our law.”
“All of them broke our law,” Graham said. “Many of them have done it before. And we’re not going to let them go.”
And despite seeing for himself the unsanitary conditions of the two border facilities he had toured with Pence on Friday, Graham argued that “[t]his is not a concentration camp that I saw.”
It should be noted that seeking asylum in America is NOT against the law.
And also if these individuals have tried entering the country a number of times it probably illustrates how dire their situation is back in their home countries.
I literally cannot remember back to the time that Lindsey Graham was considered a reasonable member of the Republican party.
I know it exists, I just can no longer remember it.