WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today held a press conference with U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar to discuss the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and the surge of COVID-19 cases.
* GRAHAM: “Henry and I have come to conclude it’s now time for a new set of eyes on this problem – that the people in charge have had six months, and it’s getting worse…we both concluded, almost instantaneously: [former DHS Secretary] Jeh Johnson. Jeh Johnson served with President Obama, he was a Democrat. I have a lot of respect for Jeh – he was General Counsel at DOD and he dealt with these issues as Secretary. So, the bottom line for me is that we’re urging President Biden to create a special position to bring order to chaos, put somebody in charge whose focus is just on the border and all the problems associated with it, that would have credibility in the eyes of Congress – and that’s Jeh Johnson.” https://youtu.be/f609al-8JkA?t=517
* GRAHAM: “We had 188,000 people come across [the border] last month. About 25 to 30 percent were not from the Northern Triangle. Every week that goes by, the word spreads throughout the world that the border is now open. If you can get one foot in the United States, it’s likely you are not going to have to leave.” https://youtu.be/f609al-8JkA?t=693
* GRAHAM: “The one thing I know you can’t do is provide legal status without first fixing the border because it will create a run on the border like you’ve never seen before. So this idea of putting DACA in the package is a terrible idea until you first fix the border.” https://youtu.be/f609al-8JkA?t=482
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The numbers cited are the numbers apprehended and doesn’t include those who were not apprehended.
US Congressman Cuellar, who is Mexican-American, said that his parents came to the United States legally, as did many of his constituents. He has asked the Biden Admin why the many Mexicans who normally come visit legally, and spend money, are no longer allowed and are deemed a public health threat, but the illegal migrants are not. He also says it’s unfair to pit the locals against the illegal migrants for hospital bed space. He says that he opposes amnesty.
Delta has an incubation period of four days, on average, rather than six days. Someone infected with the original Covid-19 spread the disease to an average of two or three people. Those infected with the delta variant infect an average of 6 people. https://khn.org/news/article/unraveling-the-mysterious-mutations-that-make-delta-the-most-transmissible-covid-virus-yet/
“The normal incubation period for other variants was three to seven days for 95 percent of people…. With delta, people are getting sick as early as day two after exposure.” https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/health/article/COVID-Help-Desk-What-you-need-to-know-about-the-16349794.php
US Senator Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC
“I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for #COVID19 even after being vaccinated.
I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning.
I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms.
I will be quarantining for ten days.
I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now.
My symptoms would be far worse.”
3:04 PM · Aug 2, 2021 https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1422272144059289602
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