Letters to the Editor

Lindsey Graham not being a statesman

Sen. Lindsey Graham has a wonderful background in the military. He has the experience to be a wonderful leader and a statesman. But Graham has chosen instead to be a cheap politician who fills our airwaves and TV stations with vitriol and nasty statements about our president. Graham has traveled the path of a politico who utters "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" and taints the names of four brave men who died there in the service of the United States of America.

A statesman would work in the Senate to find out what happened there and how we might have done better as a country rather than using the tragedy as an excuse to ask where the president and secretary of state were and what they were doing at the time of the attack -- as if Obama should have rushed to the scene with an automatic weapon to protect U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and his staff.

Consider being a statesman, Sen. Graham. Work with the president for the good of our country. You can make yourself proud, and you can make South Carolinians proud that you represent us in Washington.

Jim Riggs

Hilton Head Island