IJR As the debate regarding immigration reform has gotten more and more heated, battle lines have been drawn — and not just between the two parties.
One intra-party skirmish pitted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) against Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and things got ugly in a hurry.
It started when Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused President Donald Trump of referring to African nations as “s**thole countries” — Graham corroborated Durbin’s statement, while Cotton categorically denied it.
During a brief interview with MSNBC on Friday, Graham took a swing at Cotton:
“The Tom Cotton approach has no viability here. He’s become sort of the Steve King of the Senate.”
Here’s what Tom Cotton had to say about Sissy Graham
Cotton has since pointed out via Twitter one of the main reasons that he believes Graham’s immigration bill (co-sponsored by Durbin) is unacceptable — it doesn’t just protect the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who most agree were not at fault for entering the country illegally as children:
Did you know Flake-Graham-Durbin grants AMNESTY to parents of DACA population? The whole rationale of DACA is kids ought not be responsible for the crimes of the parents. But can’t parents be responsible for the crimes of the parents?!
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) January 21, 2018