Sen. Lindsey Graham is demanding access to Biden’s border facilities — or else.
The fiery Republican threatened to “shut down” the U.S. Senate leading up to his trip to the southern border on Friday. Graham is taking the trip with 18 of his Senate colleagues in the hopes to get some insight as to how badly the border crisis actually is.
Graham directed his warning to the hypocritical Democrats – AOC, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris – who routinely criticized the Trump administration for its border policies and treatment of migrants, yet remain silent as Biden wreaks havoc in the region.
“I am going down with 18 senators Friday, and if I’m denied the ability to look into any place I want to go, we’re going to shut the Senate down,” he said. “Where are all the liberal hypocrites? Where is AOC? Where is Elizabeth Warren? Where is Vice President Harris, who basically protested outside of a facility during the Trump years — holding migrant children?”
Customs and Border Patrol statistics show that over 100,000 migrants have attempted to cross the border since Biden took office, many of them unaccompanied minors. That’s over a three-fold increase from the same months last year under Trump.
Border Democrat Rep. Cueller released shocking photos showing illegal immigrants crowded in close quarters, migrant children crammed in “pods” to prevent the spread in COVID, and overall inhumane conditions. The photos prove the Biden administration is grossly violating CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 mitigation.
During the Trump presidency, Graham mocked Democrats AOC and Sen. Gillibrand for their publicity stunt outside a border migrant facility. Viral photos of the events circulated online garnering immense backlash.
A clearly enraged Sen. Graham placed blame directly in the hands of President Biden and Vice President Harris.
“Here’s my message: President Biden and Vice President Harris, with all due respect, get off your a– and go to the border and look and see what you have caused by policies that will not work,” he added. “Quit denying the obvious.
Administration officials have refused to call the situation a “crisis.” Instead, according to White House Press Secretary Psaki, would rather refer to it as a “challenge.”