Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News Monday evening where he weighed in on border security ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address.
Graham called out Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his hypocrisy on border funding and refusing to work with President Trump. (Video Below)
Sen. Lindsey Graham said during Monday night’s interview that President Trump should use the power as Commander in Chief to go down to the border, not just send troops, but actually erect barriers. “What’s the difference being a soldier being sent to secure the border and a soldier being sent to put up a barrier to secure the border? Legally none.” He asked.
Graham pointed out, “President Obama sent troops to the border and President Bush sent troops to the border. President Trump is now sending troops to the border. Nobody complained when Obama did it. What’s the difference between 3,700 people going down to the border to deal with a Caravan that’s coming our way, and while they are there, erect barriers where it makes sense.”
Next, Martha MacCallum played a clip of Senate Minority Chuck Schumer, who said on the Senate floor Monay, “the state of our union is in need of drastic repair. The state of the Trump administration and how he runs the government– chaos. It is sad, the state of the union.”
Sen. Graham laughed at Schumer’s pathetic remarks and shot back. (Video Below)
“I think the President will lay out an economic agenda that’s worked. Remember the Obama years? Who wants to go back to that?” Sen. Graham asked.
Graham explained, “You had high taxes and low growth.”
Then he laid out, “What’s happened in the last two years? We’ve rebuilt the military, we’re about to destroy the Caliphate, we’ve cut taxes, the average worker has more pay in their paycheck, the economy is growing faster that even I envisioned. So, economically, domestically, we’re doing good overseas. We’re stronger than we’ve ever been.” (Video Below)
“This President is determined to build a wall that Chuck Schumer voted for in 2013!” Graham declared, and he further added that Chuck Schumer voted for 26 billion dollars of border security and 9 billion went to a barrier.
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