Sen. Graham: 'AOC and This Crowd Are a Bunch of Communists'

Michael W. Chapman | July 15, 2019 | 1:28pm EDT
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Commenting on the criticism of President Donald Trump's tweets about "Radical Left Congresswomen" such as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that Ocasio-Cortez, nicknamed AOC, and her leftist colleagues "are a bunch of communists" who hate the United States and are anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. 

"We all know AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists," said Graham on the July 15 edition of Fox & Friends. "They hate Israel, they hate our own country. Calling guards along our border, calling Border Patrol agents concentration-camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel of 'doing it for the Benjamins.'"

"They're anti-Semitic," he said. "They're anti-America."

Graham continued, "I think they're American citizens duly-elected running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject."

"They're anti-Semitic, they talk about the Israeli state as if they're a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region," said the senator. "They wanted to impeach Trump on day one."

"They're socialists," said Graham. "They're anti-Semitic. They stand for all the things Americans disagree with."

Left-wing Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

In a series of tweets on Sunday, President Trump said, “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run."

"Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," said Trump. "Then come back and show us how….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” 


On Monday, Trump further tweeted, "When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!"

He further tweeted, "If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S."

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