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Senator Lindsey Graham calls on Russians to assassinate President Vladimir Putin

US Senator Lindsey Graham has called on Russians to assassinate President Vladimir Putin in light of the invasion of Ukraine.

While on an appearance on Fox News, the Republican senator called for a Julius Caesar-style assassination of Putin. He then made similar statements in a series of tweets on Thursday, March 3.

“Is there a Brutus in Russia?” He asked. “Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?” he tweeted, referring to the army officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler.

“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,” he went on to say.

A separate tweet said: “The only people who can fix this are the Russian people. Easy to say, hard to do. Unless you want to live in darkness for the rest of your life, be isolated from the rest of the world in abject poverty, and live in darkness, you need to step up to the plate.”

Lindsey Graham is not the first conservative to call for Putin’s death this week. Earlier this week, Fox News host Sean Hannity said, “Cut off the head of the snake and you kill the snake.”

“What we really need in this crisis, more than anything else, is a worldwide condemnation,” Hannity said. “And it’s a simple new rule that if you invade an innocent sovereign country, and you kill innocent men, women and children, you don’t deserve to live. That’s the bottom line.”

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Tamsin Brown

Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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