Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday questioned Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about why President Donald Trump backtracked on a possible deal between Republicans and Democrats to reform the immigration system.
During Nielsen’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham noted that the attempt to make a deal with Democrats on immigration had turned into an “S-show,” echoing Trump’s alleged remarks about African nations being “shitholes.”
“Between 10:00 a.m. and 12 we went from having conversations with Sen. Durbin, which I believe every word,” Graham explained. “And by the time we got there, something had happened. So, Tuesday we had a president that I was proud to golf with, call my friend, who understood immigration had to be bipartisan, you have to have border security with a wall. But he also understood the idea that we had to do it with compassion.”
“Now, I don’t know where that guy went, I want him back,” he said, later adding, “This has turned into a S-show.”
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