Senator Lindsay Graham Says Women ‘Can Go Anywhere In America’ As Long As They’re Pro-Life

Senator Lindsay Graham Says Women ‘Can Go Anywhere In America’ As Long As They’re Pro-Life

Senator Lindsey Graham said that women are welcome anywhere in the country – provided that they’re against abortion.

The Republican senator spoke on the campaign trail on Saturday night in Conway, South Carolina, his home state. He also praised Amy Coney Barrett, the newly appointed Supreme Court justice because “she’s incredibly good and she embraces her faith”.

He noted that he wants every young woman to know that there’s a place for them in America if they’re pro-life, if they embrace their religion, and they follow a traditional family structure.

Barrett has chosen to withhold details about her opinion on abortion and reproductive rights throughout the confirmation process, but her past actions signal that she’s against Roe v Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that grants abortion.

Graham’s remarks were slammed by women and activists on Twitter and characterized his remarks as sexist and anti-LGBT.

The senator’s remarks come just a few weeks after he made limiting characterizations about Black people. Not more than a month ago, he said that Black people are free to go and live in any part of the state, as long as they’re not liberal.

“If you’re a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal.” – senator Graham said on October 9.

Graham is in the middle of a fight for his Senate seat against Jaime Harrison, a Black former state legislator. Graham has a 3 percentage points lead over Harrison at the moment, according to a poll conducted last week.

 

 
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