May 12 2022
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on news that Finland plans to apply for NATO membership.
“I am very encouraged that Finland has announced they will apply for NATO membership.
“The NATO charter supports democracy, individual liberty, human rights, and the Rule of Law. The more countries that embrace and protect these values, the better.
“Putin’s objection to Finland’s membership in NATO is really an objection to the shared values of its NATO members. Those values threaten Putin and his autocratic regime.”