Lindsey Graham declares 'big win' after Notre Dame announces on-campus Chick-fil-A despite pushback
"Well done to all the patriots at Notre Dame who stood up for Chick-fil-A and against Cancel Culture," Graham said
Sen. Lindsey Graham declared a "big win" after Notre Dame University announced a Chick-fil-A will open on campus next year despite resistance from some students and staff.
"Big win! Great to hear Chick-fil-A is coming to Notre Dame," Graham tweeted Thursday evening, accompanied by a local news story on Notre Dame’s announcement.
"Well done to all the patriots at Notre Dame who stood up for Chick-fil-A and against Cancel Culture," he continued. "PRO TIP: Always remember to order the #1 with a Coke Zero. Can’t go wrong!"
His message comes after he said he’d "go to war" for Chick-fil-A in response to some students and faculty at Notre Dame, a Catholic university, expressing outrage over the prospect of the fast-food chain opening on campus due to its past donations to Christian groups, such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army.
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A statement from the university says officials examined the past donations from the chain and found them satisfactory.
"Notre Dame has examined the concerns surrounding Chick-fil-A’s charitable giving, discussed them with company representatives, campus partners and students and believes that Chick-fil-A has responded to these issues in a satisfactory manner. The company’s response can be found here," the statement says.
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The statement also added that "our students have overwhelmingly expressed a desire to have a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus," and that the school looks "forward to opening one early next year."
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Chick-fil-A has often come under fire from liberals over accusations it donated to Christian groups with anti-LGBTQ views, and the company announced a donation policy shift in 2019 focused on homelessness, hunger and education.
The chain is currently facing resistance in New York, where it is slated to open in rest stops along I-90, over allegations from Democratic state legislators that the company made anti-LGBTQ donations.
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Graham addressed the New York resistance in his Thursday tweet as well, saying he hopes the Empire State follows Notre Dame’s lead on the matter.