August 18, 2022

U.S. senator calls for Putin’s assassination

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham (Credit: AFP)

Senior U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham insisted in a televised interview on Thursday that “someone in Russia” should assassinate President Vladimir Putin after the invasion of Ukraine.

“How can this be? Someone in Russia should get up and bring him down,” the senator told conservative Fox News.

He later repeated the message in a series of tweets, saying, “Only the Russian people can fix this.”

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“Is there a Brutus in Russia?” He asked.

Referring to the German officer who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944, the Republican senator questioned whether there was a “very successful Colonel Stauffenberg” in the Russian army.

“You will do a great service to your country – to the world -” he added.

The South Carolina senator, who has been in Congress for nearly 20 years, on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning the Russian president and his military commanders for committing “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.”