Lindsey Graham: Caitlyn Jenner Should “Vote for Me” If She Wants To Be “Safe” — WATCH INTERVIEW VIDEO HERE
Lindsey Graham says Caitlyn Jenner should “vote” for him in the upcoming presidential election. Watch below.
In an interview with CNN on Sunday morning, Graham was told that a syndicated radio host said of Jenner, “If we’re not going to defend, as [the Republican] party, basic principles of male and female, that life is sacred because it comes from God, then you’re going to lose the vast majority of people who joined that party.”
Graham responded, “If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me… I haven’t walked in her shoes. I don’t have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment Bruce Jenner went through. I hope she has found peace.”
“I’m a pro-life, traditional kind of guy,” continued Graham. “But I’m running for President of the United States. If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is welcome in my party.” The Senator went on to say, “We’re literally all in this together. We’re going to rise and fall as a nation,” and stressed that there are crucial issues that need unified attention.
He explained, “Here’s what I would say to the talk show hosts: In the eyes of radical Islam, they hate you as much as they hate Caitlyn Jenner. They hate us all, because we don’t agree to their view of religion. So, America, we are all in this together.”
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Jenner said in her April “20/20” interview with Diane Sawyer that she considered herself a conservative Republican, and expressed interest in lobbying the party about transgender causes. Since then, Rick Santorum has said that while he’s not willing to change his policy on things like unisex bathrooms, which he’s against, he does “accept” Jenner. “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,” said Graham’s fellow presidential candidate.
And just a few days ago, a months-old video of their competitor Mike Huckabee making a crack about wanting to be transgender so he could “shower with girls” caused controversy, as Gossip Cop noted. Watch Graham’s comments below, and tell us what you think.