Lindsey Graham lashes out at Trump adviser over shutdown debacle (video)


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has made no secret of the fact that he is on the side of the Democrats regarding immigration reform and pushing DACA through for illegal alien youths.

In a press conference Sunday, he lashed out at Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, claiming Miller is the one responsible for Trump’s hard stance on immigration.

“I’ve talked with the president. His heart is right on this issue. I think he’s got a good understanding of what will sell,” Graham told reporters Sunday. “And every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members. As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere. He has been an outlier for years. There’s a deal to be had.”

White House spokeswoman Hogan Gidley fired back, saying, “As long as Sen. Graham chooses to support legislation that sides with people in this country illegally and unlawfully instead of our own American citizens, we’re going nowhere. He’s been an outlier for years.”

Graham is part of the “Gang of Six,” along with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who presented their own immigration reform proposal to Trump recently, that was firmly rejected by the president. It included DACA, and also allowed the DACA recipients to sponsor their parents as well, creating a “chain migration” issue that Trump has said he wants to stop.

After the press conference, Graham shot out a statement on Twitter, again blaming “some other staff in the White House” for holding “extreme and unrealistic views.”

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