South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) stopped by Jesse Watters Primetime to argue that Senator Chuck Schumer’s push on immigration in the lame-duck session is just a political ploy —Democrats never addressed the issue when they held majorities, Graham argues.
Schumer held a press conference on Wednesday.
“We’re short of workers, we have a population that is not reproducing on its own at the same level that it used to,” Schumer said. “The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants, the DREAMers, and all of them.”
But Graham isn’t buying it.
“Obama had 60 senators in the Senate, had a majority in the House, and never even brought immigration up,” Graham says. “This is an effort by Democrats to try to label us as anti-Hispanic, it ain’t going to work. Here’s what should happen: I hope Kevin McCarthy’s the Speaker sooner rather than later. If the House doesn’t send the senate a border security bill from hell, we’ve made a mistake. There’s not going to be any deal on immigration until we secure the border. It’s just a matter of time until a bunch of us get killed because the border’s broken and terrorism’s on the rise. So, here’s my message to my Democratic colleagues: There will be no deals on immigration until we secure the border. To my Republican colleagues in the House, send us a border security bill strong as hell and we’ll make the Democrats vote on it in the Senate.”
Watch the clip above.