U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is concerned that President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have misled or lied to the public about their actions and decisions concerning the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazai, Libya.
He suspects that their decisions were made based on what they felt was best for themselves and the Democratic Party, as opposed to what was best for the country and the American people.
Well, that is exactly what Mark Sanford did as governor. He made a decision that served his own interests first and ignored his responsibilities to his office and the people.
Although many Republicans refused to support Sanford in his recent election to Congress, Graham threw his support to Sanford when the election seemed in doubt.
To Graham, I say: You either stand for something, or you don't. The belief that putting a conservative into national office trumps standing up for honorable behavior is the kind of reasoning that motivated President Richard Nixon to actually engage in (even worse) criminal behavior.
I can't imagine the reaction of Republicans, and for that matter all of us, if Obama disappeared from his post, and when he resurfaced lied about where he had been, when the disappearance was actually a cover for his own unethical behavior.
Although a Republican-leaning independent, I will not be able to support Graham in the next election.
Charles F. Cornett