We need to replace Sen. Graham in 2020

Posted 1/26/18

I believe it is time for the Republican Party, both at the national and state level, to find another candidate to replace Lindsey Graham in the United States Senate in 2020.

Perhaps Jim DeMint can be …

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We need to replace Sen. Graham in 2020

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I believe it is time for the Republican Party, both at the national and state level, to find another candidate to replace Lindsey Graham in the United States Senate in 2020.

Perhaps Jim DeMint can be persuaded to run again. I do not believe Sen. Graham represents the majority of South Carolinians. Although Sen. Graham himself said in 2013 that many Latin American countries were "hell holes" and that the United States does not have room for all the people fleeing these countries, he refuses to help the executive branch enforce existing immigration laws and instead insists on brokering deals with Democrats that reward people for breaking our laws.

Sen. Graham, as do many other politicians and activists, conflates illegal immigrants with legal immigrants and minimizes the adverse impact of illegal immigration on American society.

It is well documented that illegal immigrants nationwide consume a disproportionate share of public relief and commit a disproportionate share of violent crime.

Examples of this are easy to find in the national media:

Sen. Graham is said to be strong on national defense. Perhaps this is because he usually votes for additional military spending. However, it does no good to spend billions on an advanced military to intervene in other nations' affairs if we do not protect our own borders from intrusion.

Much has been made of alleged Russian intervention in our elections. What of the intervention of countries to our south who send illegal immigrants north in the hope that they will one day sway our national elections and policies?

This is certainly the hope and goal of La Raza and the Democratic Party.

Lest we forget, the Democratic Party was the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow, and as some historians have noted, employed as their armed wing the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize Republicans, many of whom were black, during and after Reconstruction.

Lindsey Graham may call himself a Republican, but he has repeatedly aligned himself with the Democratic Party.

He needs to go. We need a second real Republican senator from S.C. representing us in Washington.

BRYAN GROVES

Sumter