Sen. Lindsey Graham says he will ‘go to war’ for Chick-fil-A as some Notre Dame students disapprove of restaurant
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTV) - South Carolina U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says he will ‘go to war’ for Chick-fil-A’s principles after he heard that some Notre Dame students wanted to keep the fast-food chain away from their campus.
In a letter to the editor in the student-run NDSMC Observer, some Notre Dame students urged campus officials to “Keep Chick-Fil-A away”, raising several concerns.
The article starts by referencing a May 12 Instagram post by Notre Dame Campus Dining, which alluded to the university considering Chick-fil-A as an on-campus restaurant option.
The article in the student-run newspaper goes on to detail why it would be beneficial to look at other campus dining options outside of Chick-fil-A.
“While Chick-fil-A’s popularity on Notre Dame’s campus often goes unchallenged, we think it’s time to change that. We have serious ethical concerns regarding Chick-fil-A and believe that a variety of other restaurants would better fit Notre Dame’s mission and our student body’s needs,” the article read.
The article then links to a letter to Campus Dining, opposing Chick-fil-A and calling for student and faculty leaders to stop catering Chick-fil-A at campus events.
The concerns the students had included the restaurant’s issues with the LGBTQ+ community, participation in animal agriculture and lack of diversity in healthy food options.
Sen. Lindsey Graham responded to this in a Twitter thread Wednesday, expressing his disappointment in hearing that some students and faculty were against bringing Chick-fil-A on campus due to their disagreement with values held by the food chain’s founders.
“What a dangerous precedent to set,” the senator tweeted. “I want everyone in South Carolina and across America to know I have Chick fil-A’s back.”
Sen. Graham then doubled down with his next statement in support of the fast-food chain.
“I hope we don’t have to, but I will go to war for the principles Chick fil-A stands for. Great food. Great service. Great values. God bless Chick fil-A!” the tweet from Sen. Graham read.
This tweet grabbed a good amount of attention Wednesday as it trended highly on Twitter in the afternoon hours.
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