Senator Lindsey Graham was unhappy about comments reportedly made by President Trump in a meeting with other senators on Thursday.
“I said my piece directly to him yesterday” after his alleged ‘s***hole’ comments, the South Carolina senator said.
Pity politicians have such notoriously short memories. Here’s what Graham had to say about illegal immigration in 2013:
“People coming across the southern border live in hellholes. They don’t like that. They want to come here.”
“Our problem is we can’t have everyone in the world who lives in a hellhole coming to America.”
“There are eleven million people coming through the southern border who can’t find work and life is miserable, so it seems to me if you can control who gets a job, you’ve gone a long way at controlling illegal immigration.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC, who attacked Trump for "s***hole" comment, in 2013: "The people coming across the southern border live in HELLHOLES. They don’t like that. They want to come here. Our problem is we can’t have everybody in the world who lives in a HELLHOLE come to America." pic.twitter.com/62IFpcssut
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 13, 2018
We can all be thankful for video cameras.
Yet, here is Graham’s full statement following Thursday’s meeting:
“Yesterday Senator Durbin and I met with President Trump at the White House to discuss our bipartisan proposal on border security and immigration.
“Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I’ve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.
“The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One. Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness. In reforming immigration we cannot lose these American Ideals.
“The American people will ultimately judge us on the outcome we achieve, not the process which led to it.
“I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides. As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better.
“I appreciate Senator Durbin’s statements and have enjoyed working with him and many others on this important issue. I believe it is vitally important to come to a bipartisan solution to the immigration and border challenges we face today. I am committed to working with Republicans and Democrats to find common ground so we can move forward.”
The public has a much longer memory.
— Proud American (@mcicero10) January 13, 2018
Hypocrite much, Lindsey Grahamnesty?? Or do you go by Linda these days??
— name redacted (@nameredacted5) January 13, 2018
Ahhhh… politicians are blessed with such short memories OR they perform the Kabuki dance very well
? Which is it? I should know this by now..
— Alice Knows #ShadowBan (@cat_1012000) January 13, 2018
This little crapwad and his bud McCain always crawl out from beneath their rock when there’s a chance to knife @POTUS
— Arcadia Calls (@arcadiacalls) January 13, 2018
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