As you have probably heard, things are not going so well in Eastern Europe. In fact, one could say that they are doing extremely poorly. More than a million people have been forced to flee Ukraine since Russia launched its assault. Thursday, Russia grasped the largest nuclear power plant on the continent. France has concluded this Vladimir Poutine wants to take “all of Ukraine” and that “the worst is yet to come”. The world is on edge, and for good reason. That doesn’t really help matters? Lindsey Graham taking to Twitter and calling on random Russian citizens to assassinate their president.
Yes, Thursday night the South Carolina senator logged on and asked:
He added: “The only people who can solve this problem 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 must take the lead.
Perhaps trying to avoid any questions about his phone being hacked or his temporary insanity, Graham also called on the Russians to assassinate Putin during a Fox News interview, saying anyone who did would be doing “a great service to his country”. and “the world a great service”.
Is Putin a megalomaniac who it would be nice not to have to worry about for five straight seconds about his designs on Europe? Sure! Does this help the situation? Not really!
To give you an idea of how insane it is for a sitting US senator to publicly call for the murder of a world leader – and a nuclear weapon holder at that – Graham’s statement was widely condemned by liberals and conservatives. Ted Cruz tweeted“This is a very bad idea. Using massive economic sanctions; BOYCOTT Russian oil and gas; and providing military aid so that Ukrainians can defend themselves. But we should not call for the assassination of heads of state (You know things have gone off the rails when Ted Cruz makes a relatively good point.) Laura Ingraham called the idea “dangerous and stupid”. Representing Ilhan Omar tweeted“I really wish our members of Congress would chill and regulate their talk as the administration works to avoid WWlll.” former diplomat Norman Eisen demand“Are you trying to cause an escalation? Now Putin can say ‘one of the most important US senators called for my assassination.’ Why would you want to help him?
In a statement, Graham’s spokesperson Recount The Washington Post let people forget the fact that, in addition to trying to crowdsource an assassination on Twitter, the senator “also expressed that he agreed with a coup to eliminate Putin.” He added: “Fundamental point, Putin must go. He also noted that it will be – must be – the Russian people who will do it.