Video: Senator Lindsey Graham Says Kentucky Kids Need ‘Secure Border’ More Than A School!


Dear Commons Community,

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) yesterday defended the possibility of taking money away from building a middle school in Kentucky in order to erect President Donald Trump’s border wall, saying children need a “secure border” before a school. (His comment comes at about 11:15 of the clip above.)

Graham was grilled on CBS’ “Face the Nation” about money Trump will likely divert to build the wall in the wake of the president’s declaration of a national emergency after he failed to get the funds from Congress.

Host Margaret Brennan noted that some $3.6 billion of diverted funds could come from “military construction efforts, including construction of a middle school in Kentucky, housing for military families, improvements for bases.” She asked Graham: “Aren’t you concerned some of these projects … are now going to possibly be cut out?”

Graham responded that “it’s better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border.” He promised the kids would eventually get their school, but added, “Right now we’ve got a national emergency.”

Senator Graham is among the Republicans who will defend the President no matter what.  It is a shame to see how cowardly the GOP leadership has become in their fear of Trump.



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