IOWA: The Des Moines Register reported that when a potential voter suggested outlawing Islam in America, Sen. Lindsey Graham shut him down hard, saying, “You know what, I’m not your candidate.” “I don’t want you to vote for me,” Graham said, cutting him off. “I couldn’t disagree with you more.”
Mediaite While Graham said at the event that he’s not shy when it comes to voicing his disagreement, he has not yet suggested that the way to deal with Islamic terror extremists is by prohibiting the religion’s observance across America.
“He’s got a right to say whatever he wants to say,” Graham said, “but I have an obligation to the Republican Party, to the people of Iowa and the country as a whole to be firm on this. I’m not buying into that construct. That’s not the America that I want to lead.”
Senator Lindsay Graham would consider making Quran-burning against the law. Not Bible-burning, not Torah-burning, JUST Qur’an-burning.
Politico Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a military lawyer, is the first member of Congress to say the legislature needs to explore the possibility, however unlikely, of limiting some kinds of free speech – like Terry Jones’ Quran burning – that help America’s enemies.
“I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war,” he told CBS’s Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation.” “During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,” Graham said, adding that he wanted to do “anything we can to push back here in America against acts like this that put our troops at risk.”