Lindsey Graham Stands Firm on Call for Putin’s Assassination
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday again expressed hope that someone would “take out” Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Graham continues to maintain that Putin needs to be neutralized despite widespread criticism he received after initially saying he hoped the Russian leader would be assassinated.
“I hope he’ll be taken out, one way or another,” Graham said when he was asked by a CNN reporter whether he still stood by his earlier calls for Putin to be assassinated. “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 first said he hoped Putin would be assassinated on March 3 during a television interview and via a tweet days after Russia invaded Ukraine.
“Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?” Graham tweeted.
“The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out. You would be doing your country – and the world – a great service.”
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) voiced his displeasure with Graham’s tweet during an interview on Newsmax.