On Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took to Twitter to complain about a Fox News report that students and faculty at the University of Notre Dame are protesting the opening of a Chick-Fil-A location on campus, due to its donations to groups that oppose LGBTQ rights.
“I hope we don’t have to, but I will go to war for the principles Chick fil-A stands for,” tweeted Graham. “Great food. Great service. Great values. God bless Chick fil-A!”
@NotreDame I want everyone in South Carolina and across America to know I have Chick fil-A’s back.
I hope we don’t… https://t.co/io98RwJtT7
— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)
Graham’s comments promptly earned a round of mockery from commenters on social media, with many ridiculing the senator for regarding this as an immediately pressing issue.
Rationalists: issue indivisibility is exaggerated as a cause of war
Senators: diss Chick-Fil-A, get the bomb https://t.co/dI7nlpebs8
— Paul Musgrave (@Paul Musgrave)
I hope Chick fil-A is donating stupid amounts of money to Graham. Otherwise this is plain embarrassing. https://t.co/pkL6OPm70z
— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)
This is the dumbest fucking tweet I’ve ever read. The world is fucking burning and @LindseyGrahamSC is declaring hi… https://t.co/ZiuvPt3GrR
— Marie Connor (@Marie Connor)
There has never been a political party this wholly focused on low-brow B.S. There’s a pandemic, a climate crisis an… https://t.co/kRWW3u48wB
— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)
What principle, the right to over-season your fried chicken with pepper? https://t.co/afoxnOtZuG
— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)
I know we all stopped watching as much after yer man lost the election but there’s an actual US Senator threatening… https://t.co/JV4IW8AyOn
— Karl Brophy (@Karl Brophy)
I am willing to die, and kill, for the Values of the Carphone Warehouse https://t.co/kTPGfkvX3K
— PdrgRdy (@PdrgRdy)