Republican senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, is facing widespread backlash after telling women over the weekend that they must “follow traditional family structure” if they want to be welcome in America.
Graham’s remarks came during a campaign stop in Conway, South Carolina on Saturday, where he hyped the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
“You know what I like about Judge Barrett? She’s got everything,” Graham explained to supporters. “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,” he added, “that you can go anywhere, young lady.”
Watch the video clip below.
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
Social Media users were not having it:
— Lori Dubbs (@lori_dubbs) October 31, 2020
Because they are terrified of us. They know women can take over so they try to keep us suppressed. But its coming anyways. @KamalaHarris @SenWarren @katieporteroc @AOC and so many more. They are coming gop. 🌊🌊🌊🌊hold on tight with your chubby arms
— Lilgreenbean (@Lilgreenbean13) November 1, 2020
A 65 year old “confirmed bachelor” is touting traditional families? Irony is dead.
— Fred (@FredMarlman) October 31, 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
@LindseyGrahamSC is a dinosaur. And like dinosaurs, they're soon extinct.
— Wendy Warren (@WendyHawWarren) November 1, 2020
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
It none of my business but my gaydar totally went of the chart. To tell the truth I think Lindsay may be a woman. pic.twitter.com/ZxvY7vZQOV
— The masked pirate 🌊☠️🌊🏝️ (@Worldineffable) November 1, 2020
Where’s Lindsey Graham’s “traditional family structure”? No wife or kids that we know of!
— Kathryn McGuire (@Madonna2125) November 1, 2020
Disgusting. Women will continue to fight against oppression and religious theocracy. Cults are dangerous and destructive.
— Linda Blacker (@LindaBlacker2) November 1, 2020
I don’t get it. How is Lindseybelle running for SC’s Senate seat, given that he’s so far in the closet, that his home state is in Narnia.
— Uncle Mark (@mroller17u) November 1, 2020
I didn’t realize time travel was already possible, but why did Lady G decided to travel backward?
— Military Mama (@e_cooper) November 1, 2020