Republican hawk stands by his scandalous call for Russian president to be ‘taken out’ by any means necessary
US Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina is not deterred after suggesting earlier this month that someone assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. In fact, he’s ramping up his violent political rhetoric amid the Ukraine crisis.
“I hope he will be taken out, one way or the other,”Graham said this to Washington reporters Wednesday. “I don’t care how they take him out. I don’t care if we send him to The Hague and try him. I just want him to go.”
Graham stated that he believes murdering Putin is a viable option to remove the Russian president. This was exactly what he said in his March 3, Twitter post, in which he asked. “Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?”
Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesperson, denounced it at the time. “hysterical stirring-up”Anti-Russian sentiments in the US. “Russophobic meltdown”All kinds.
Kremlin reacts to US senator’s call to assassinate Putin
On Wednesday, the notoriously hawkish Senator confirmed that he actually called for Putin’s assassination.
“It’s time for him to go,”Graham spoke highly of Putin “He’s a war criminal. I wish somebody had taken Hitler out in the ’30s. Vladimir Putin, therefore, is not an authorised leader. He is a war criminal.”
Russian people “going to have zero future”Graham said that they would continue to follow Putin. Graham added that the US should help Ukraine maintain its sovereignty while also imposing sanctions. “strangle the Russian economy,”Russia’s forces will unite to stop the crisis. “I think the world is better off without Putin – the sooner the better, and I don’t care how we do it.”
Graham’s comments came amid escalating anti-Putin rhetoric in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden called Putin “a terrorist”. “war criminal”On Wednesday, the Senate supported a resolution naming the Russian president as such.
Moscow sent soldiers into Ukraine on February 24th, claiming that Russia should demilitarize. “denazify”The Kiev government, after refusing to peacefully end the Donbass war, sought NATO membership and nuclear arms. This move has been branded an insult by Ukraine. “unprovoked”Attack and insisted that they had no intent of taking back the Donbass by force.
Moscow denied the accusations of indecent attacks against Ukrainian cities. Instead, it stated that Russian forces only strike military targets. Biden’s accusations of Putin being a war criminal were rebuffed by the Kremlin, who said that comments made by an American president are not acceptable. “unacceptable and unforgivable.”
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