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WATCH: Lindsey Graham Claims Migrants Are Crossing to Border With Gucci Bags

WATCH: Lindsey Graham Claims Migrants Are Crossing to Border With Gucci Bags

For much of the last few years, Republicans have done everything they could to paint migrants crossing the border as less than human. You hear everything from they are carrying disease or that they’re from violent gangs.

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During a Saturday night appearance on Jeanine Pirro’s show on Saturday night, Lindsey Graham took a different tact. According to the South Carolina senator, many migrants are rich Brazilians with Gucci bags.

The lawmaker told Jeanine Pirro, “You know what pisses the border patrol off…is they’re having to process these people. That means they can’t be out there getting drug dealers and terrorists coming across the border. They’re spending all their time acting as hotel clerks for well-off Brazilians who are scamming and playing a game.”

Graham continued, “When we went through the processing station, these were upscale luggage. No dirt on their shoes. They fly into Cancun, they rent a car or a bus, dropped off at the border, get their luggage out, find the first border patrol agent they can find — and before they do that — they book a flight to a friend or relative already in the United States. This is offensive, it is a bunch of bullshit and it needs to stop.”

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has already slammed this talking point from Graham. Lamont said earlier in the week, “I’ve been looking around for Brazilians with Gucci bags. I just haven’t seen it, Lindsey.”

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