Lindsey Graham declares win against cancel culture as Notre Dame OKs on-campus Chick-fil-A

Lindsey Graham declares win against cancel culture as Notre Dame OKs on-campus Chick-fil-A
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham, Cuellar press Biden to name border czar Trump takes two punches from GOP The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - US gymnast wins all-around gold as Simone Biles cheers from the stands MORE (R-S.C.) declared a "big win" on Thursday after the University of Notre Dame cleared an on-campus Chick-fil-A amid pushback from students. 

Graham hailed the university's decision and applauded the “patriots” who stood against “Cancel Culture.”

“Big win! Great to hear Chick-fil-A is coming to Notre Dame. Well done to all the patriots at Notre Dame who stood up for Chick-fil-A and against Cancel Culture. Hope New York will follow your lead," Graham tweeted, apparently referring to New York state lawmakers who want to keep the chain’s restaurant out of state rest stops.


“PRO TIP: Always remember to order the #1 with a Coke Zero. Can’t go wrong!" he added.

Graham’s comment comes after Notre Dame issued a statement announcing its decision about the restaurant after students and faculty wrote letters voicing their opposition to the fast food chain, which has come under fire in the past for donations made from its charitable foundation to anti-LGBTQ groups.

Students published a letter in the university's student-run newspaper, The Observer, called “Keep Chick-fil-A Away,” which called out the “serious ethical concerns” of having the restaurant on campus. The letter reportedly only had two signatures, but a similar letter voicing opposition had more than 200.


Notre Dame said Thursday that it believes the fast food chain “responded to these issues in a satisfactory manner,” according to WNDU.

“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 university said.

“Our students have overwhelmingly expressed a desire to have a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus, and we look forward to opening one early next year,” the school continued.

The South Carolina Republican tweeted Thursday that he would “go to war for the principles Chick fil-A stands for.”