COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was in the room when President Donald Trump reportedly referred to several third-world and African countries as a derogatory term during a bipartisan meeting on immigration.
Fellow Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said Graham objected to the president's phrasing during the meeting.
"My colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said. I was very proud of him, it took courage for what he did," Durbin said. "And I made my own comments in response to it, but for him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it."
Graham released a statement Friday afternoon on Twitter, saying: