BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – U.S. right-wing senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday that it is possible for Syrian and Iranian ‘terrorists’ to illegally enter the United States from the Mexican border.
The South Carolina senator blamed the Democrats for the current situation on the Mexican border, accusing them of mingling with U.S. national security.
“Our Democratic colleagues are perpetuating a system that’s dangerous to children, it’s going to result in a national security nightmare for America because the terrorists can easily get in this group,” Graham said.
Following this accusation, he made the bold claim that it is so easy for Iranian and Syrian ‘terrorists’ to travel to Central America and then make their way to the U.S. border from Mexico.
“It would be so easy for a terrorist from Syria, Iran or someplace else to go to Central America, get in the middle of this group and come to the United States. It would be so easy to do,” Graham said, citing no record of past apprehensions of potential terrorists.
“And we’re already seeing it, some people coming from Syria,” the Fox News concurred, again without citing any data, before cutting to a commercial break.
Graham, who is known for being a warhawk, made the odd accusation about Syrians and Iranians without citing any data or previous reports.
Sources: Newsweek, Fox News