Sen. Lindsey Graham: $20 billion in new patrol agents ‘will secure the border’

On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) voted against Sen. John Thune’s amendment to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, which would have required the federal government to complete half of the 700-mile fence it was directed to build before granting legal status to illegal immigrants. Is it possible Graham had simply come to his senses and was holding out for another amendment that would require the whole fence to be built?

Of course not. Graham instead threw his support behind today’s Corker-Hoeven amendment, which would authorize the hiring of 20,000 more border security agents. That, Graham tweeted, would secure the border — something the 20,000 current agents haven’t been able to do with that whopping 40 miles of fence that’s been completed so far.

We don’t get it, but Graham claims he does.

Is it worth pointing out that the government hasn’t managed to find a way yet to pay for a handful of White House tour guides?

No, not many are buying it.

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