GOP Senator Comments On Anticipated SCOTUS Decision

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Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham recently made a bold statement, suggesting that President Joe Biden should “pray” for presidential immunity due to his border policies, which Graham argues have led to violent crimes by illegal immigrants against Americans. Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Graham highlighted a particularly tragic case to underscore his point.

“Joe Biden better hope and pray there’s presidential immunity because when he allowed the killer of Laken Riley to be released on parole because of lack of capacity, I think he’s subject not only to lawsuit but criminal prosecution – if there’s not presidential immunity,” Graham declared.

Graham’s comments came during a discussion about the Democratic Party’s increasing criticism of the Supreme Court. President Biden recently stated that the “Supreme Court has never been as out of kilter as it is today,” and there are talks in the Senate about enforcing an ethics code on the court.

The senator accused Democrats of attacking the high court to shield Biden’s record, particularly on immigration. He pointed out that more than 7 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border under Biden’s administration. “The border is beyond broken. You have wars in Ukraine. You have the Mideast on fire. When it comes to enforcing the law, Joe Biden has been beyond reckless,” Graham said. “He’s taken a parole statute that’s limited in nature and has given a million people parole.”

Graham specifically cited the murder of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student found beaten to death after a run on the University of Georgia campus. The alleged perpetrator, illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Ibarra, was reportedly released due to a lack of capacity in detention facilities.

“Laken Riley’s murderer was paroled because they had lack of capacity in El Paso. They let him out under the parole statute because they were full. There’s nothing in the statute that says you can go cause you’re full. And he killed this lady. On and on and on,” Graham stated.

“All of these women who’ve been raped and murdered have one thing in common. The people that killed them, raped them, and murdered them were in our custody and let go, I think, illegally,” he continued.

This issue of presidential immunity has gained traction as former President Trump faces multiple court cases ahead of the 2024 election. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Trump is immune from prosecution in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s election interference case, which is currently postponed indefinitely.