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US Senator calls for Putin's 'assassination' on live television


Screenshot from the viral video of Lindsey Graham where he called for Putin's assassination. /courtesy Hindustan Times

Senior US senator Lindsey Graham called for "somebody in Russia" to assassinate President Vladimir Putin as he was giving an interview to Fox News amid the ongoing blitzkrieg between Russia and Ukraine.

"Is there a Brutus in Russia?" asked the senator, referring to one of Roman ruler Julius Caesar's assassins.

Then the senator took to Twitter and repeated what he feels the best for Russia.

"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 the darkness you need to step up to the plate," Lindsey Graham wrote on Twitter.

The former presidential candidate also wondered if "a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg" existed in the Russian military, who was the German officer whose bomb failed to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944.

The senator, who has served in Congress for over twenty years and has at times been a close ally to former President Donald Trump, had earlier in the day introduced a resolution condemning the Russian president and his military commanders for committing "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity."

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