- Apr 29, 2012
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- On an island. Not that one!
- Political Leaning
Is Senator Graham starting to 'lose it'? When even Ted Cruz is saying Graham shouldn't say such a thing, one might wonder about the Senator from South Carolina's mental state.
Lindsey Graham called for Putin's assassination. Even discussing it brings danger to US, experts say"Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?" Graham wrote on Twitter, referencing the Roman politician who assassinated Julius Caesar and the German officer who attempted 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 wrote.
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The White House and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have denounced Graham's suggestions. Hours after Graham's initial comments, White House press secretary Jen Psaki made clear the statements are not the policy of the United States.
"No, we are not advocating for killing the leader of a foreign country or a regime change," Psaki told reporters, adding, "That is not the position of the United States government and certainly not a statement you'd hear come from the mouth of anybody working in this administration."
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called Graham's suggestion "an exceptionally bad idea."
"Use massive economic sanctions; BOYCOTT Russian oil & gas; and provide military aid so the Ukrainians can defend themselves. But we should not be calling for the assassination of heads of state," Cruz wrote on Twitter.