An anti-war protester on Wednesday interrupted a public interview that CNN's Jake Tapper was conducting with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to accuse the 2016 presidential candidate of wanting to put American soldiers back into war.
Code Pink's Medea Benjamin was in the audience, and sidetracked the interview by firing a non-question at Graham that was somewhat rambling, and included her normal denunciations of "hawkish" American foreign policy.
"I'm just horrified by your foreign policy because it's a prescription for endless war and of course that's why you feel you need this huge military budget because you want to keep us in these wars," she said.
Benjamin continued in that vein for quite some time, prompting Tapper eventually to ask her if she would surrender the microphone to someone with an actual question.
Graham also appeared amused as Benjamin's monologue eventually drew boos from the event's attendees.
He joked, "So I'm going to put her down as undecided."
The South Carolina senator then become more serious, saying to the Code Pink leader, "I couldn't disagree with you more. I think people like you make the world incredibly dangerous. I think people like you are radical Islam's best hope."
He noted that the war in Afghanistan did not start with U.S. troops in that country.
"At the end of the day, ladies and gentlemen, we are in a religious war," he said. "I didn't start this war but somebody's got to end it.