The lamb plans to enter the lion's den.

U.S. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to meet Wednesday evening with Charleston Tea Party members at North Charleston City Hall.

"Our objective is to provide a forum that will foster issue based questioning and allow ample time for the Senator to provide detailed information on his positions and votes on those issues," according to a Tea Party news release.

Graham's meeting comes as he looks to mend fences with the conservative core of South Carolina's Republican Party -- a core upset with some of his recent positions on immigration and energy reform.

Such concerns led the Charleston County GOP to censure Graham last fall in the same building where Graham will appear in two days.

Some tea party activists also have been critical of Graham for not being consistently conservative.

Graham has prided himself on being willing to reach across the party aisle. His South Carolina colleague, Sen. Jim DeMint, rates as a favorite of the movement.

Organizers said anyone interested in learning whether there are still available seats --and to make a reservation-- should send an e-mail to: graham@charlestonteaparty.org.

Reach Robert Behre at 937-5771 or at rbehre@postandcourier.com.