U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the case of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. Graham is the ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. Graham and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) will introduce a resolution in support of Mr. Chen next week.
"If Chen Guangcheng and his family seek political asylum in the United States, the Obama Administration should grant it immediately."