If Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was counting on the support of female voters in the Palmetto State to help him win reelection to the U.S. Senate, remarks he made Saturday may well have shot those chances to hell.
During a campaign stop in Conway, South Carolina, Graham was patting himself on the back for helping get Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court:
“You know what I like about Judge Barrett? She’s got everything. She’s just not wicked smart, she’s incredibly good. She embraces her faith.
“I want every young woman to know that that there’s a place for you in America if you’re pro-life, if you embrace your religion and you follow traditional family structure, that you can go anywhere, young lady.”
So if an American woman is pro-choice, agnostic, and isn’t married or a mother, she won’t be able to succeed? It certainly sounds like that’s what Graham was suggesting with his comments.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says Amy Coney Barrett shows young women can go anywhere in America “if you are pro-life, if you embrace your religion and you follow traditional family structure.”
The term “traditional family structure” has been used to exclude and denigrate LGBTQ families. pic.twitter.com/bbpvnBdFU7
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) October 31, 2020
Also, what about single mothers? Or single fathers? Clearly, Graham is trying to exclude millions of people from their share of the American dream. He’s also seems to be laying down a marker which would make it impossible for a woman who doesn’t meet his criteria to ever serve on the highest court in the land. Is that the sort of bigoted BS we want to teach our daughters and sons?
Oh, and let’s not forget that Sen. Graham is 65 years old, has never been married, never been engaged, and has no children. Applying his own bigoted standard, does he really belong in the Senate?
Twitter lit up with scorn aimed directly at Lindsey:
A place in America for these “young ladies”? They could be Aunt Lydia, a Handmaid, Martha or if “incredibly good” she can be a Commander’s Wife, still controlled by the men at the table. Thank true goodness, Lindsey Graham will be voted out. We know where we belong. Everywhere!
— JB Stearns (@JBstearns1885) November 1, 2020
— Lori Dubbs (@lori_dubbs) October 31, 2020
Rich from a man who says that his sexual orientation is none of anybody’s business.
— Isntoursunastar (@isntoursunastar) November 1, 2020
A 65 year old “confirmed bachelor” is touting traditional families? Irony is dead.
— Fred (@FredMarlman) October 31, 2020
Quite rich coming from a man who did not follow a “traditional” family life that would have involved marrying, having children, and being the breadwinner.
— Mary Stanik (@mstanik0) November 1, 2020
I wonder if Sen. Lindey Graham comes out of the closet he’ll want respect. Why else would Lindsey Graham be single still? Just putting it out there. Why else would Sen. Graham grovel to Trumpalina @realDonaldTrump? Are they holding the truth over his head?
— Lance Jack (@R_LanceJack) November 1, 2020
My daughter is no longer welcome to live in America?
If we aren’t Christians, we aren’t welcome?
If we believe that women have the right to make their own decisions, we aren’t welcome?
This isn’t the America my family has served since the Revolutionary War. @LindseyGrahamSC
— yaya “Antifa Admiral” nana (@3_in_austin) November 1, 2020
Does sleeping with a porn star while your wife is pregnant fit the mold of a “traditional family structure” @LindseyGrahamSC
— ECP408 (@ecp408) November 1, 2020
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