Kirsters Baish| It seems as though Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham didn’t quite understand who he was dealing with when he tried to insult Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton over his position on immigration. Graham actually compared Cotton to Iowa Congressman Steve King who has a tough stance on illegal immigration.
Biz Pac Review reported that Graham stated last week, “The Tom Cotton approach has no viability here. He’s become sort of the Steve King of the Senate.”
Cotton seems unfazed by the comparison. He went on to speak about the big differences between King and Graham, who is a failed presidential candidate who dropped out of the presidential race after polling a measly number of less than one percent.
Cotton stated, “The difference between Steve King and Lindsey Graham is that Steve King can actually win an election in Iowa. We had an election in 2016. Immigration was a major issue there, and the American people — and especially Republican primary voters — made it clear that they wanted Donald Trump’s vision of immigration policy, not Lindsey Graham’s. Lindsey didn’t make it to the starting line [of the 2016 election]. He didn’t even make it off the kiddie table in the debates.”
Even though Senator Graham calls himself a Republican, there have been many times that he has received some serious criticism for having sided with Democrats as well as former President Barack Obama when it came to positions that were definitely not Republican, let alone being Conservative. He actually stated that he supported a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States of America. Sounds pretty Democratic to me…
Graham has also been known to not take a strong stance on the issue of the border wall. He hasn’t once shown serious support for President Trump’s idea. Cotton was sure to remind Americans that Graham working alongside Democrats doesn’t exactly end in a bi-partisan deal.
Senator Cotton reminded us, “When Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin agree on immigration, that’s not a bipartisan agreement. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are not adversaries in negotiating. They are allies strategizing.”
It seems that Graham really didn’t know who he was messing with when he decided to call out Cotton. Cotton is tall, young, handsome, and pretty damn smart. He graduated from Harvard Law School and was captain in the United States Army. He spent time serving our country in Iraq. Cotton is a man who represents all of the wonderful things about America, while Graham seems to simply enjoy pointing the finger.
Cotton proved the point of why we so desperately need the border wall when he pointed to countries like China and Israel. Border walls have proven to work in the past.