Caitlyn Jenner Is 'Welcome in My Party,' Says 2016 Presidential Contender Lindsey Graham

"I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through," said Graham in an interview that aired Sunday

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While making his pitch for a more inclusive GOP, South Carolina senator and 2016 presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said that Caitlyn Jenner is “welcome” in his party.

“I haven’t walked in her shoes. I don’t have all the answers to the mysteries of life,” Graham told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.

He added: “I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through. I hope he’s – I hope she has found peace.”

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And though Graham describes himself as a “pro-life, traditional-marriage kind of guy,” he says that doesn’t mean he plans to exclude Jenner, who has said she is a Republican, from his party.

“I’m running to be president of the United States,” he said. “If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is welcome in my party.”

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