South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is coming beneath intense backlash and criticism.
The 66-year-old politician issued a tweet on Thursday (March 3), suggesting that “any individual in Russia” must “take out” Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a extra profitable Colonel Stauffenberg within the Russian navy?” he wrote, referring to the murderer of Roman dictator Julius Caesar and the tried murderer of Adolf Hitler.
“The one approach this ends is for any individual in Russia to take this man out. You’ll be doing all of your nation – and the world – an amazing service.”
A number of distinguished Republicans and Democrats referred to as out the politician for being irresponsible on the platform.
“Critically, wtf?” Rep. Ilhan Omar wrote.
“I actually want our members of Congress would cool it and regulate their remarks because the administration works to keep away from WWlll. Because the world pays consideration to how the US and it’s leaders are responding, Lindsey’s remarks and remarks made by some Home members aren’t useful,” she continued.
Sen. Ted Cruz additionally condemned the message.
“That is an exceptionally dangerous concept. Use huge financial sanctions; BOYCOTT Russian oil & gasoline; and supply navy assist so the Ukrainians can defend themselves. However we shouldn’t be calling for the assassination of heads of state,” he said.
There was additionally a big update regarding the Capitol riots.
See the message inflicting controversy…
Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a extra profitable Colonel Stauffenberg within the Russian navy?
The one approach this ends is for any individual in Russia to take this man out.
You’ll be doing all of your nation – and the world – an amazing service.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 4, 2022