As stressful as that role must be, it was a negotiator Graham has been working with in the White House — Stephen Miller — who he complained about to reporters on Capitol Hill Sunday.
Miller worked for many years as a top legislative aide to then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, working particularly hard on immigration.
“He’s been an outlier for years,” she added, turning Graham’s words about Miller back against him.
Graham and Durbin came up with a deal formed by a bipartisan group of senators that would have kept DACA recipients in the country legally and added more funding for border security.
However, a White House official said the deal ended up being lacking in some very important ways that were unpalatable to Trump.
President Trump has expressed a desire to have border security with compassion on immigration. #winningcombination.
General Kelly is tough but reasonable.
Some other staff in the White House hold extreme and unrealistic views.
They hold us back from getting a solution.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 21, 2018