Graham Calls for Russians to Assassinate Putin

Graham Calls for Russians to Assassinate Putin

( – As Russia wages war against Ukraine, the United States is militarily staying out of the fray. On Wednesday, March 2, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a resolution condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Federation, Security Council, and the Russian military for crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians in Ukraine. Graham stepped up the pressure on Russia on Thursday evening.

The South Carolina Senator called on someone close to Putin to assassinate him. Graham said it was the only way to end the atrocities occurring in Ukraine and that whoever did it would be offering their country and the world a great service. In his tweet, Graham referenced two historical figures. Marcus Junius Brutus who was a key contributor to the assassination of former Roman Emporer Julius Ceasar, and Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg who famously made a failed attempt to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944.

Graham warned the only way the Russian invasion of Ukraine would end is if the Russian people rebelled. The powerful US Senator acknowledged it’s easier said than done but warned it would be better than the alternative of isolation from the rest of the world and living in poverty.

Still, is it appropriate for a US leader to call on a country’s citizenry to assassinate its leader?

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