- Sen. Lindsey Graham keeps posting about Chick-Fil-A in New York.
- He claims they’re being targeted by a bill to force rest stop locations to stay open 7 days a week.
- And perhaps unsurprisingly, he’s using it to raise money.
Senator Lindsey Graham is stepping up to support Chick-Fil-A in the state of New York.
In a surprising move, the Republican senator expressed his support for Chick-Fil-A not once, but three times. Despite being hundreds of miles away in South Carolina, he adamantly stated that the state should refrain from interfering with “OUR Chick-fil-A!” Clearly, he is a passionate advocate for the popular fast-food chain.
Graham has highlighted a proposed bill by a group of Democratic state legislators. The bill aims to mandate that restaurants operating in transportation facilities and rest areas remain open every day of the week.
Chick-Fil-A, a company established by conservative Christians, is well-known for its practice of closing on Sundays. Graham asserts that the proposed bill would infringe upon the freedom to exercise religious beliefs.
Supporters of the bill, however, highlight the fact that Sunday is a bustling day for travel and emphasize that Chick-Fil-A is not compelled to operate in state-owned rest stops.
Graham’s crusade is ongoing, as the South Carolina senator took to social media twice from a Chick-Fil-A in Manhattan on Wednesday. It has been almost a week since he initially declared “war” on the bill and expressed his intention to introduce a legislation that would withhold federal funds from any state implementing such a policy.
Some of those tweets, as expected, include a link to his campaign website.
Politicians have a long-standing tradition of using issues like this to raise money. In fact, it’s a classic method that politicians employ to solicit small-dollar donations.
Graham seems to be the most vocal critic of the policy, attracting significant attention to the issue.
The story has attracted some attention and controversy within the conservative media ecosystem, although not to a significant extent.
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