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Lindsey Graham Ripped For Trying To Turn Schools Into ‘War Zones’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is facing backlash after suggesting that US schools should be flooded with armed military veterans —many of whom suffer from TPSD— to enhance security following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last week.

In a thread posted to his Twitter account, Graham wrote that the U.S. has “hundreds of thousands” of former military members “who could bring a lot to the table” in protecting schools.

“It is time to mobilize our retired and former service members who are willing to help secure our schools,” Graham wrote. “Our schools are soft targets. They contain our most valuable possession – our children, the future of our country – and must be protected.”

Graham’s comments reflect a GOP-led push to change the narrative to security in schools instead of gun control legislation proposed by Democrats and gun control advocates.

His remarks were met with harsh criticism from Twitter users: