Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is waging war on any city or state governments that forces Chick-fil-A to open shop on Sundays. Per Fox News, the senator is planning to introduce legislation to withhold federal funds from such state or city government.

In a tweet on X, Graham responded to a news report stating that a New York bill would be forcing some Chick-fil-A locations to be open on Sundays.

“This is war,” she stated.

“If this goes forward, I will be introducing legislation withholding federal funds from any city or state that requires @ChickfilA to stay open on Sunday. The founders of Chick-fil-A made a decision early on to close on Sunday, consistent with their faith. For any government to try to reverse this decision flies in the face of who we are as Americans,” he wrote.

The Republican senator added, “Chick-fil-A is a great company with thousands of locations serving the public with a quality product and taking care of their employees. New York is off base and their actions will not go unanswered.”

Last week, a bill was filed in the New York State Assembly requiring all food vendors at rest stops owned by the New York State Thruway Authority to open every weekday. The bill aims to provide a variety of food options for travelers and New Yorkers.

The food chain, however, has a policy of keeping its doors closed on Sundays for religious reasons. The tradition is a long-kept one, as the restaurant’s website states that it has been since its opening in 1964 by founder S. Truett CathY. Cathay reportedly “saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest or worship if they choose.”

The proposed legislation will affect all the franchise’s locations owned by New York’s Thruway Authority in the U.S., as well as other future contracts.

According to the author of the bill, Rep. Tony Simone (D-NY), the bill is necessary for Sunday travelers who crave fried chicken.