On Sunday, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on the government shutdown which is currently approaching its 17th day.
An Overview of Graham’s Remarks
During a CBS ‘Face The Nation’ interview, the Republican senator shared his thoughts on the real reasons behind the government shutdown. Moreover, Graham expressed views on what needs to happen before government can be reopened.
His statements read as follows:
“We’re having to negotiate with people who want to abolish ICE, not support ICE. We’re having to negotiate with people who see border patrol agents gassing children, rather than defending our borders as professional law enforcement officers.”
Graham then continued, admonishing the common left-wing practice of linking border security advocacy to racism.
“We’re negotiating with people who will accuse all of us who support a wall as part of border security as racists. As long as the radical left is in charge, we’re not going to get anywhere.”
Finally, the senator noted that while he does wish to reopen government, the ultimate goal is to repair the currently damaged immigration system.