Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) clashed with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday over the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Graham asked Vilsack if “the Southern Border” is secure. Vilsack responded that “there are ways in which we can improve” before Graham interjected with “that’s not the question. Is it secure?”
Following a moment where Vilsack struggled to answer the question, Graham asked, “Is that a hard question?”
Vilsack said, “It can be a hard question” in which Graham replied, “It’s not today,” citing the latest Customs and Border Protection figures, which state that more than a million arrests have been made at the U.S.-Mexico border so far this year.
Graham said that the United States