11/24/2014 09:14 am ET Updated Nov 24, 2014

Lindsey Graham: 'Shame On Us As Republicans'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed disappointment with his GOP colleagues in the House of Representatives for failing to pass legislation on immigration.

“Shame on us as Republicans,” he said. “Shame on us as Republicans for having a body that cannot generate a solution to an issue that is national security, it’s cultural and it’s economic.”

“I’m close to the people in the House, but I'm disappointed in my party," Graham continued. "Are we still the party of self-deportation? Is it the position of the Republican Party that the 11 million must be driven out?”

Graham also criticized President Barack Obama's "political decision" to take executive action on immigration and "divide the Republican Party." Obama announced his plans for immigration in a primetime address to the nation on Thursday.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also took to the Sunday news shows to criticize Obama's immigration plan, arguing Senate Republicans should refuse to confirm any executive or judicial Obama nominee until he reverses his decision.

Watch a video of Graham above.



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