Lindsey Graham roasts Mayorkas' presser: ''Baghdad Bob' moment'

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Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas connected "America's Newsroom," saying his property league volition not deter migrants from entering the U.S. aft Title 42 ends Thursday night. He accused Mayorkas of lyinig and said his argumentation changes led to an "invasion" of the United States. 

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: I'm disgusted. This is simply a leafage retired of "Baghdad Bob" – retrieve the Iraq warfare wherever Baghdad Bob was telling you Saddam was winning and American soldiers walking down him during the briefing was a joke. This is simply a joke. 

Title 8 deportation capableness is simply a fraction of Title 42. He is lying astir however the strategy works. Jacqui [Heinrich] asked him a bully question: How bash you explicate that? In 2020, we had 458,000 amerciable crossings. In 2022 we had 2.4 million. In 2023, we're going to person much than that. On his watch. Illegal migration has accrued 5 times. 

BORDER PATROL CHIEF AUTHORIZES RELEASE OF MIGRANTS INTO US WITHOUT COURT DATES AS TITLE 42 ENDS

When Trump was president, the Congress ne'er acted, but helium was capable to trim amerciable crossings to the lowest successful 40 years. No 1 determination asked him, however bash you relationship for the quality betwixt Trump and Biden? How did it spell up 5 times? The argumentation choices you make, Mr. Secretary, person led to an penetration of this country. You're lying to the American radical astir however the strategy works. When you parole somebody, they ne'er amusement up. They spell determination successful the country, ne'er to beryllium heard from again. We don't person the capableness to travel each these people. And here's the trial of this quality league a week from contiguous based connected what helium said. 

MIGRANT NUMBERS GROWING AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER HOURS BEFORE TITLE 42 ENDS

Will radical crook around? Will 1 idiosyncratic coming to America aft being informed of this quality league alteration their mind? Hell, no. They're going to support coming due to the fact that there's thing helium said is going to alteration the system. The radical progressive successful amerciable migration cognize that what helium says makes nary sense. To the mean American, this whitethorn dependable good, but helium is misrepresenting the solutions that are being offered. They won't work. 

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We're connected way to person much amerciable crossings this twelvemonth than past year. After Title 42 repeal, you're going to treble regular the fig of amerciable immigrants coming crossed this country. This is truly a Baghdad Bob infinitesimal coming retired of the Department of Homeland Security. I've ne'er been much disappointed and disgusted than I americium close now. I similar this man. But what he's saying won't work. He's misleading the American people. And helium should go. He should beryllium fired.

This nonfiction was written by Fox News staff.

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