BigNews.Biz - May 04,2012 - Graham Supports Chinese Dissident
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the case of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. Graham is the ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. Graham and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) will introduce a resolution in support of Mr. Chen next week.
“If Chen Guangcheng and his family seek political asylum in the United States, the Obama Administration should grant it immediately.”
In the United States Senate, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham has earned a reputation as a conservative leader willing to tackle the toughest issues facing our nation.
Graham is widely viewed as one of the strongest proponents of a robust national defense and considered a loyal friend to our men and women serving in uniform. A frequent visitor to the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq for on-the-ground assessments, Graham has consistently pushed for outcomes in the War on Terror which defend our own long-term national security interests.
Closer to home, Graham has been a leader in balancing the federal budget and reforming entitlements to get our nation’s fiscal house in order. For his work, a prominent national conservative organization labeled him a 'Taxpayer Hero' who puts, “the interests of the taxpayer ahead of politics by consistently voting to cut wasteful spending, reduce the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers.”