Lindsey Graham: Trump Won't Sign A Spending Bill Than Limits ICE Detention Capability


Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the latest "impasse" in negotiations to fund a border wall and avert another partial government shutdown is a demand to limit the number of beds available for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities.

In an interview with FNC's Maria Bartiromo on 'Sunday Morning Futures,' Graham said Democrats are "willing to give the president a little more money for the wall but in return, they want to limit the number of bed spaces available to house violent criminals."

"This goes back to [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's] belief that ICE should be abolished," Graham said.

"So the bottom line is: How can you get money for a wall and at the same time, limit bed spaces for violent offenders and say you've solved the immigration problem?" he said. "You're actually incentivizing more illegal immigration by reducing the bed space and it undercuts any money you would get for a wall.”

"I promise you this: Donald Trump is not going to sign any bill that reduces the number of bed spaces available to hold violent offenders who come across our border," the South Carolina Republican said. "He can’t do that, he won’t do that and you can take that to the bank, I think."

"If that's the friction point, then we'll have a continuing resolution and we'll just keep talking."

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