Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the “radical left” over the weekend for their role in holding federal workers “hostage” as border security continues to deteriorate; saying “we’re not going to negotiate” with people who call federal agents “Nazis.”
Graham was speaking with CNN’s Face the Nation Sunday when he was asked why he supports President Trump’s $5 billion demand for border security.
.@LindseyGrahamSC on the government shutdown battle: "I do want open the government, but the goal is not to open the government. The goal is to fix a broken immigration system." pic.twitter.com/XNbJtNsghQ
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 6, 2019
“We’re having to negotiate with people who want to abolish ICE, not support ICE. We’re having to negotiate with people who see border patrol agents gassing children, rather than defending our borders as professional law enforcement officers. And we’re negotiating with people who will accuse all of us who support a wall as part of border security as racists. As long as the radical left is in charge, we’re not going to get anywhere. … The goal is to fix a broken immigration system, to bring reality to this table.”