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Lindsey Graham Mocks Rivals At New Hampshire Breakfast

"Cruz couldn't be here because he's building a fence... up on the Canadian border keeping his family out."

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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who's potentially looking at a presidential run, roasted his Republican rivals at the light-hearted annual Wild Irish Breakfast charity breakfast in Nashua, New Hampshire, Tuesday.

"Cruz couldn't be here because he's building a fence... up on the Canadian border keeping his family out," joked the South Carolina senator.

Speaking to former New York Gov. George Pataki, the other presidential hopeful in attendance, he said, "George Pataki, me being here today has made you the front runner."

Both Pataki and Graham received 0.1% in the CPAC straw poll.

Graham likewise mocked Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's high-priced fundraisers.

"Jeb couldn't be here and you better be glad because it would be $10,000 a plate," said Graham.

Of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, he said, "You better be glad Scott Walker's not here 'cause he'd beat you up."

Graham also reserved time for his Senate ally Arizona Sen. John McCain. Roasting his hawkish stance on foreign policy he said McCain "couldn't be here because he's planning the invasion of Switzerland."

The video of the event embedded from WMUR.com is below, with Graham's speech coming at around the 20-minute mark:

WMUR/ / Via cdnapisec.kaltura.com

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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