FLASHBACK: Lindsey Graham denounces ‘bigots’ who oppose amnesty; accepts award from La Raza
By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
In 2007, Senator Lindsey Graham accepted an award from the militant group “National Council of La Raza,” who has since changed their name to UnidosUS. During his speech (watch below), he makes several revealing statements, including assuring the audience that he will tell “bigots” who disagree with amnesty to “shut up.” Graham also credits Senator John McCain (2:34 minute mark) with sparking his interest in amnesty, along with the late Senator Ted Kennedy. “Those two gentlemen got this thing [the fight for amnesty] started,” Graham said.
From The New American:
Graham, in concert with senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA), crafted and promoted S.1639, the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007. What was purported to be a comprehensive solution to the problems presented by runaway illegal immigration in the United States turned out to be a massive amnesty program.
On Page 40 of La Raza’s 2007 annual report, Graham is highlighted as an award recipient along with Rep. Luis Gutierrez for their “bipartisan efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation,” code for amnesty. Then 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama was also present at the event, as was Hillary Clinton. Continue reading