I write in response to a letter by Carol Sue Roberts – “Don’t re-elect Graham” from May 14. I completely disagree with her.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is a conservative with a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 88. I don’t know where Roberts got her information, but there is nothing “RINO” about that. You don’t get a lifetime rating of 88 unless you’re a true conservative.

The country is in trouble, and the last thing we need to do is replace Graham with an unproven, largely unknown person who has never served state-wide elected office and who doesn’t have a real record. Graham is in a position to move the country forward – he has a seat at the table. That’s why our Charleston Port is on track to be deepened. That’s why the Savannah River Site is still in existence.

I may not always agree with Graham on everything, and I don’t expect to. But I know he is working hard, he is honest, he is dedicated and he puts our state and nation at the front of his thinking – even if it’s not the politically beneficial way to go. That is the definition of a true statesman.

My family and I are proud to support Graham, and I can’t wait to vote to re-elect him on June 10.

Andy Cwalina