Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, made a late withdrawal from the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant. Graham, one of two Republican senators on the program, had been enlisted to address the challenge of immigration.
A spokesperson for the diverse Baptist gathering in Atlanta, Jan. 30 – Feb.1, said Sen. Graham, a Baptist layman, felt a need to politic on behalf of fellow Sen. John McCain’s presidential efforts leading into the Super Tuesday primaries.
A replacement speaker for the Friday morning plenary session has yet to be announced.
As scheduled, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, will speak on “Public Policy and Feeding a Hungry World” during that same session.