WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on reports the federal government may assist Chicago in curbing violence.
“If federal officials can assist local Chicago officials in prosecuting gun crimes and other appropriate areas of concern, I would strongly support this collaboration. I’ve long pushed for this approach to fighting crime.”
• Eddie Johnson, Chicago’s police superintendent, has said the Chicago Police Department is willing to work with the federal government to build on partnerships with the Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, and ATF to boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago. http://nyti.ms/2jRBAYW
• Graham has been a leader in pushing for full enforcement of existing gun laws instead of passing additional gun control measures.