Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham Makes a Suggestion for Ocasio-Cortez After She Defends Migrant Caravan
Posted on 11/26/2018 6:11:00 PM PST by Kaslin
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), fresh off her underdog congressional win in New York, is quickly distancing herself from the Trump White House. While the president is sending troops down to the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the 7,500-strong migrant caravan from entering the U.S., Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Sunday that we have nothing to fear from these individuals who are simply seeking asylum.
Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.
It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.
It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.
It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.
And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 25, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doesn't see it that way. The migrant caravan approaching the U.S. border and Nazi Germany don't compare, he told her in a tweet on Monday. To witness real suffering, he invited Ocasio-Cortez to pay a visit to the D.C. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC.
Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana. https://t.co/05vCexiClE— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 26, 2018
Graham followed up that suggestion with a list of reasons why he would not stand for the migrant caravan, including messages like this:
"Americans want an immigration policy which we control, not one where illegal immigrants control us. We are a nation of immigrants. We are also a kind and generous people. But Americans will not be played for fools."
Graham reminded his followers that he's worked to fix America's immigration system for over a decade, so he may know a thing or two about what will or won't work. He reached out to Democrats, many of whom he knows have hearts of compassion, entreating them to work with Republicans on first securing the border.
Still, Ocasio-Cortez and others have criticized border patrol agents for using aggressive tactics like pepper spray and tear gas to repel migrants from the U.S. border. Some of those rushing toward the border, however, hurled rocks at those agents, making the pepper spray "absolutely" the right decision, according to the Border Patrol Foundation.
"DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement on Sunday.
And shut down they did. The San Ysidro Port of Entry, one of the busiest along the border, was temporarily not open for business on Sunday.
HOORAY Lindsey Graham. Thank you.
” But Americans will not be played for fools.”
This guy is trying to fool people in 2020 that he hasn’t supported every amnesty attempt since 2006.
Multiple times siding with illegal aliens against the citizens and the rule of law.
John McCain got away with it repeatedly, so Flimsey Grahamnesty thinks he can too.
Otherwise that limp-wristed ball-gargling rino shares Cortez’ open borders stance. He’s as big of an attention whoring drama queen as she is. Queen being the operative word.
Who is this guy and what did he do with Lindsey Graham???
It’s too bad that Lindsey Graham was John McCain’s best friend.
I still do not trust Lindsey Graham.
Me neither. I’m happy that he finally got his balls back after so many years of McCain having them but he still needs to prove himself.
I still do not trust Lindsey Graham.
He has to run for re-election in 2020.
He knows he can’t appear to be running against the President.
As soon as he gets re-elected he’ll be back to pushing amnesty.
Why not? He supports President Trump, besides McCain is dead and you need to get over it.
Who is who?
Being a socialist herself, she should probably steer clear of comparisons made to Nazi Germany.
As usual you’re full of it,
Well in case you haven’t noticed she isn’t very smart.
He has been part of every amnesty gang in 2006, 2007 and 2013 trying to abandon the rule of law and surrender the country to illegal aliens.
He’s playing people for fools.
So whatever he says in your worthless eyes he’s ####ed.
Go away and don’t go away mad, just go away.
Remember, she’s lived a whopping 28 years + already believes she has all the answers to every problem on Earth. LOL! She’s certainly got a big mouth on her though!
im waiting to see how he handles Romney.
At least she said she still doesn’t trust him.
Some folks are saying far more stupid things.
How about we kick ALL of the people who DID NOT TRUST TRUMP off of this board?
I wouldn’t be here to post if that was the case.
Who the @#$@#$ cares what I thought in 2015??
And I am a fellow NYer. So I found it really hard to believe a NYC business man would be so conservative.
THRILLED to be proven wrong and will do everything I can to get out the vote in 2020.
We owe that much to him.
As for Graham, he’s doing a lot more than the whiny, bitchy people typing about him negatively here are doing.
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