Lindsey Graham: Caitlyn Jenner 'Welcome' in GOP

Candidate hasn't 'walked into her shoes'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2015 1:07 PM CDT
Lindsey Graham: Caitlyn Jenner 'Welcome' in GOP
In this June 3, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks in Manchester, NH.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Lindsey Graham doesn't seem to have a problem with Bruce Jenner's transition to Caitlyn: "If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me," the presidential candidate tells CNN today, per the Hill. "I’m into addition. I haven’t walked into her shoes. I don’t have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through. I hope she has found peace." He continues: "I’m a pro-life, traditional marriage kind of guy. But I’m running to be president of the United States. If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is welcome in my party." Jenner, notes the Hill, had previously identified as a Republican.

Scott Walker seemed equally eager to avoid a rush to judgment, telling ABC that "I think it’s a personal decision. And to me, I don’t know that there’s anything more to comment on. It’s a personal decision." He did take aim at same-sex marriage, notes the Hill: "If the court decides (to rule in favor of gay marriage), the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment." (More Lindsey Graham stories.)

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