By PoliZette Staff | July 12, 2019
“I think Republicans are more likely to take the House back because of this breakdown [between Democrats],” declared Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Graham made his comments to Fox News host Sean Hannity on “Hannity” on Thursday night.
The senator added, “There are 31 Democrats that hold congressional seats where President [Donald] Trump won their congressional district. What does it mean to these 31? If you cross AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and the ‘fab four,’ you are going to get a primary. And if you vote with them, you’re going to lose in the general election.”
By “fab four,” the senator is referring to a group of closely aligned and newly minted progressives in Congress: Ocasio-Cortez, plus Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
“So, the biggest beneficiary of this will be the Republican Party and President Trump,” said Graham, “because the policies these four people are pushing are so out of the mainstream.”
“But if you are one of these 31 Democrats, Sean, you’ve got to pick between the energy of the ‘fab four’ and the practicality of [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi — you’re in a no-win situation.”
The spirited discussion on Thursday night came as progressives in the Democrat Party increasingly push policies of open borders, “take down the walls, walls are now immoral” and far more, as Hannity noted.
“They weren’t [this way] when [Barack] Obama was president” of the United States, he said.
Democrats also want free health care for everyone, as well as Medicare for All.
They are also in favor of higher taxes and the explosively expensive proposal on climate change known as the Green New Deal.
“If I’m President Trump [right now],” said Graham, “I’d go to Florida and show up next November and get re-elected … Literally, Mr. President, if you are watching tonight, just enjoy this, be quiet, because here’s what they are saying. They are going to decriminalize crossing the border illegally. And once you get here, they will give you free health care.”
“How many people in the world do you think will take us up on the offer — come to America, there’s no more criminal liability, and when you get here, we will give you free health care?” he added.
“This is insane. It’s insane,” Graham also said.
Graham noted that he’s traveling to the border today — Friday.
And that he’d report back to the American people on what he sees and observes.
Stay tuned — and share your thoughts below.
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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