Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday on The Story that in the political battle over border security, the last thing Republicans need is to create a "war over the wall."

Graham (R-S.C.) said that if needed, President Trump has complete power in a potential decision to declare a national emergency at the border.

"To my Republican colleagues, if the Democrats won't give [Trump] but a dollar for the wall, and we cut his legs out from under him as commander-in-chief, what is he to do?" he asked. "I hope we will not do that."

Ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union address, Graham said he believes Trump will lay out an already-effective economic agenda.

His opinion comes after Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) said Monday that the state of the union is "sad" and "in need of drastic repair."


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Graham also pointed out Schumer's vote in support of a 2013 immigration bill that included $9 billion for a border barrier.

He said that Democratic 2020 hopefuls are chasing the "hardest of the left" within their party by supporting socialist policies.

"To become the Democratic nominee [for president] you have to go through Venezuela, not America," Graham said.

A Fox News poll revealed that 70 percent of respondents favored increasing tax rates for those earning more than $10 million annually, and 65% favored the increase for people with an income of more than $1 million.

"This is gonna blow up in their face. Trump is gonna win," Graham said.

Watch the discussion with Martha MacCallum above.


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