… AND WITHDRAWAL FROM PRESIDENTIAL RACE
|| By FITSNEWS || A national advocacy group is calling on U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham to resign in the aftermath of his suggestion that the “first thing” he would do if elected president would be to use military force against the U.S. Congress if it failed to bend to his will.
Graham, who is mounting a long-shot campaign for the Oval Office, told a New Hampshire “Republican” audience that he would use troops on members of the U.S. Congress if they failed to restore funding for the Department of Defense and the U.S. spy state.
“Here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States, I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this,” Graham said. “I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We’re not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.”
“Senator Graham’s statement … is the most troubling statement uttered by a supposedly serious candidate for President in my memory,” Americans for Limited Government (ALG) president Rick Manning said.
“The very fact that Graham has the imagery of Abrams M1A tanks surrounding the Capitol building to force Congress to do his or their bidding is so far removed from any Constitutional framework, that Graham should not only withdraw from the Presidential race, but should immediately resign from the Senate,” Manning continued. “There literally is no place in our elective government for someone who advocates a military solution against those elected to do the will of the people when he doesn’t get his way. The same Congress that expresses concern about President (Barack) Obama’s seemingly daily abuse of power should immediately move to censure the senior Senator from South Carolina and the people of that state should demand his immediate removal from office.”
“Graham’s statement isn’t just wrong. It isn’t just inane. It isn’t just reckless. It isn’t just dangerous. It’s more than that … it’s downright treasonous,” we wrote earlier this week. “And you better believe every ‘Republican’ in America would say so … assuming those words came out of Obama’s mouth.”
FITS has been – and will continue to be – one of Graham’s most vocal critics, relentlessly calling him out for his anti-free market, anti-freedom positions. As we’ve previously exposed, he is a special interest whore, fiscal liberal, Obama abettor, neo-fascist, friend of terrorists, thief of your liberty, fraud and hypocrite.
Guess we can add “wanna-be dictator” to that list …