Lindsey Graham on Executive Action

Quotes by Senator Lindsey Graham on Unilateral Executive Action

THEN
NOW


2014 - 2016
2019

Lindsey Graham on Executive Action Then
Lindsey Graham on Executive Action Now


#LindseyGraham 11/20/14: "Obama‘s effort to unilaterally fix…immigration…is a tremendous presidential overreach." » #Graham 1/11/19: "Mr. President, Declare a national emergency NOW. Build a wall NOW." Click To Tweet

Quotes by Senator Lindsey Graham on Unilateral Executive Action

THEN

2014 - 2016

Lindsey Graham on Executive Action Then
“I think [President Obama is] going to create a narrative for himself that’s going to hurt Democrats by acting unilaterally. I think he’s going to create an impression among the American people that he’s abusing the power of his office and that will hurt Democrats.”
- Jan 29, 2014

Politico, Jan 29, 2014
Republicans say Obama overstepped

(retrieved 2/18/19)
“No matter what the president does on the executive order side, we should fight him, but we have an independent obligation to the country as a whole to fix this [immigration] problem.”
- Nov 20, 2014

Greenville News, Nov 20, 2014
Graham, Gowdy oppose Obama's immigration order

(retrieved 2/18/19)
“I will oppose President Obama‘s effort to unilaterally fix a broken immigration system by granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. This is wrong, it’s irresponsible, and will do damage to our efforts to fix a broken immigration system. This is a tremendous presidential overreach. I will try to defund the effort for him to go it alone. We will challenge him in court… What the President has chosen to do has done great damage to our nation.”
- Nov 20, 2014

MSNBC, Nov 20, 2014
Republicans seething ahead of Obama’s immigration order

(retrieved 2/18/19)
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“In my view, the DACA Executive Order issued by President Obama was unconstitutional and President-elect Trump would be right to repeal it.”


#LindseyGraham 12/9/16: "The DACA Executive Order issued by President Obama was unconstitutional." » #Graham 1/10/19: "Time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier." Click To Tweet

NOW

2019

Lindsey Graham on Executive Action Now
Speaker Pelosi‘s refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier — even if the government were to be reopened — virtually ends the congressional path to funding for a border wall/barrier. It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier.”
Jan 10, 2019 -
Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to negotiate on Wall/Barrier funding – even if the government were to be reopened – virtually ends congressional path to fund Wall/Barrier. Time for President @realDonaldTrump to use emergency powers to build Wall/Barrier.”

Mr. President, Declare a national emergency NOW. Build a wall NOW.”

“Come February the 15th, if the Democrats still say: ‘Go to hell on the wall, you get a dollar, that’s it.’ They basically tell Trump, ‘I’m not going to do with you what I did with Bush and Obama,’ then I hope he will go the emergency route.”
Jan 25, 2019 -

Fox News (via Washington Examiner), Jan 25, 2019
Lindsey Graham wants Trump to declare national emergency if no border wall after three-week extension

(retrieved 2/18/19)
“I never expected to get a whole lot more wall money — barrier money [from Congress]. So he’ll go the emergency route here pretty soon… [I expect Trump to] take the difference between what was appropriated and what he needs and find it through executive action… The delta between $1.375 [billion] and $5.7 [billion] can be made up in two ways: the reprogramming of money through existing statues and declaring a national emergency and using that vehicle to find funds. I think he’ll probably do both.”
Feb 12, 2019 -


#LindseyGraham 11/20/14: "Obama‘s effort to unilaterally fix…immigration…has done great damage to our nation." » #Graham 1/25/19: "I hope ❲Trump❳ will go the emergency route." Click To Tweet