Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) assured “young women” on Sunday that there’s a “place” for them in America if they “follow traditional family structure,” “embrace your religion” and oppose abortion.
Graham ironically laid down the rules for acceptable women while praising new right-wing Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who would never have attained the position she has by adhering to a traditional family structure, which would typically include a stay-at-home mom.
He did not issue any comparable instructions for men. Graham has no wife or children, which would seem to fall under the scope of the “traditional family structure” he mentioned.
Presumably, Graham’s tradition requirements would eliminate places in the nation for members of the LGBTQ community.
A person close to the senator told The New York Times Sunday that Graham was suggesting that a woman who held Barrett’s conservative views could succeed, and he wasn’t setting preconditions for all women to succeed.
But Graham last month said something similar about African Americans. He deemed they could “go anywhere” in his state — provided they’re “conservative, not liberal.” That would eliminate a place in the state for Jaime Harrison, Graham’s Black Democratic rival for his Senate seat.
“I care about everybody,” Graham claimed in remarks that were part of a televised interview of both candidates. “If you are a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal,” he pointed out.
Graham’s latest jaw-dropping statement on women triggered a wall of shocked criticism.
Harrison was one of the first to snap back. He reviewed the senator’s dictates concerning Blacks and women, and asked: “Any other requirements we should know about, Lindsey?”
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