South Carolina Tea Party activists to Lindsey Graham: Get lost

Graham-1A Tea Party resolution calling for the replacement of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has already been adopted by the Chesterfield County GOP.

The resolution lists 29 points of contention, including Graham’s apparent support of the Muslim Brotherhood and his lack of support for the Constitutional right of free speech.

Examiner reports:

In August, the Chesterfield County GOP passed the resolution with 98 percent of those present voting to approve the measure.

“This reflects the continued frustration of many in the party with officials who are elected as Republicans and then seem to forget the doctrine of the party when they assume office,” Joshua Cook wrote.

“The Chesterfield County Republican Party upholds traditional conservative Republican principles and we expect those who are elected under its banner to also adhere to this same standard,” said Chesterfield County GOP Executive Committeeman Glenn Gulledge. “Lindsey Graham has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.”

A post at benswann.com highlights four of the major points of contention:

  • Senator Graham’s attempt to reward those who break the laws of our country with amnesty.
  • The continued support the Senator offers in the arming of elements of Al Qaida, sworn enemies of the United States, in the Middle East.
  • His belief that government spying on American citizens without due process is an acceptable practice.
  • The disregard he showed for other Republicans in their attempt to prevent further erosion of our Second Amendment rights.

Three people have stepped forward to take Graham on the upcoming primary.  According to my colleague and friend Steven H. Ahle, State Senator Lee Bright is the man for the job:

“Glenn Beck’s, The Blaze asks if Lee Bright is the next Ted Cruz.  The answer is a resounding yes.  Bright has a 100% score from the  South Carolina Club For Growth and a 92% conservative rating from the conservative union.  He has been consistent in his conservative beliefs and does not shy away from battle, even within his own party.  He has a list of honors and legislation that pays homage to his hard work and his dedication for the people of South Carolina…”

More here.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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