Lindsey Graham Defends Trump: Ocasio-Cortez Squad ‘a Bunch of Communists’
Senator warns radical freshman Dems: 'You will destroy the Democratic Party'
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham spoke out in defense of President Donald Trump Monday morning, blasting his radical far-left critics in the Democratic Party as "a bunch of communists."
Graham was speaking in response to President Donald Trump’s Sunday tweets in which he criticized progressive members of Congress for their anti-American and ant-Semitic rhetoric.
Without mentioning names, the president blasted "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" for "loudly and viciously" attacking the United States.
Trump appeared to be speaking about Ocasio-Cortez, along with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
The president tweeted "Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," seemingly in reference to Omar who came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia.
Omar has made several remarks openly criticizing American people, declaring during a Saturday conference that she is "ashamed" to live in the US.
President Trump's comments have been taken widely out of context by the establishment media, however, triggering an immediate backlash.
According to the Daily Caller, a close ally of the president, Graham went on the attack against Ocasio-Cortez and Omar, accusing Omar of being “anti-Semitic,” and calling the representatives a “bunch of communists,” while also advising Trump to “aim higher” in his criticism.
“We all know AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists,” Graham said.
"They hate Israel, they hate our own country.
"Calling guards along our border - Border Patrol agents - concentration camp guards."
“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country, they’re calling the guards along our Border (the Border Patrol Agents) Concentration Camp Guards, they accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the Benjamin’s,....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
....they are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
....What does it mean for America to have free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants, no criminalization of coming into our Country - See how that works for controlling Immigration! They talk about Israel like they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
.....to impeach President Trump on DAY ONE. Make them the face of the future of the Democrat Party, you will destroy the Democrat Party. Their policies will destroy our Country!” @LindseyGrahamSC Need I say more?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
What AOC & fake Media will not tell their Gullible followers is that 57% of ICE & Border Patrol are Patriotic HISPANIC American men & women who are risking their lives daily to keep us safe. These are heroes being smeared as evil racist when they are saving lives of migrants pic.twitter.com/VO8uYm6YGJ— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) July 15, 2019
Graham also called the agenda of Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats “disgusting,” but said Trump should focus on the group’s unpopular policy ideas.
“I think they’re American citizens duly-elected running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject,” Graham said.
“Make them the face of the future of the Democratic Party.”
“You will destroy the Democratic Party,” the senator concluded.