Lindsey Graham swore he wanted to negotiate with Democrats -- but he didn't invite them to his meeting
Lindsey Graham appears on CBS "60 Minutes" (Photo: screen capture)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) met with some Senate Republicans along with White House aide Jared Kushner in a border-wall meeting Wednesday.


In a speech earlier, Graham announced that he wanted to work with Democrats to help end the government shutdown. Unfortunately, the attempt didn't go well, however.

According to McClatchy reporter Emma Dumain, Graham left his own meeting saying it was just Republicans who attended. When asked why Democrats didn't attend, Graham admitted, because "I didn't invite them."

One of the Republicans attending was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). She announced Tuesday evening that she is willing to vote to open the government and discuss the immigration package later. She makes one of three Republican willing to break ranks in the Senate, enough to pass the bill, but not enough to overturn President Donald Trump's veto.