Lindsey Graham on Caitlyn Jenner: "She is welcome in my party"

“If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me,” Graham said in an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union that aired Sunday. He was speaking in Iowa, prompted by a question about influential conservative radio host Steve Deace’s Jenner criticism. Deace said Jenner has a “mental disorder.”

“I’m into addition,” Graham said. “I haven’t walked in her shoes. I don’t have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through. I hope he’s—I hope she has found peace. I’m a pro-life, traditional-marriage kind of guy. But I’m running to be president of the United States. If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is welcome in my party.”