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Lindsey Graham Calls for Assassination of Putin, Kremlin says ‘He’s a Drunk Who’s Lost His Mind’

Kremlin says Lindsey Graham is a drunk who’s ‘lost his mind’ for calling for Putin’s assassination: Senator doubles down on calls to ‘take him out’ and insists Vlad should be hunted like Al Capone

  • On Thursday the Republican Senator invoked Julius Caesar-style assignation of the Russian President who is currently leading an invasion of Ukraine
  • ‘Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?’ he tweeted
  • ‘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,’ his tweet continued 
  • He doubled down on the comments Friday, saying an Eliot Ness or Wyatt Earp needs to take action 
  • ‘You need to take this guy out back any means possible,’ Graham said
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) pushed back on Graham’s tweet, calling it ‘an exceptionally bad idea,’ calling for global sanctions and a Russian energy boycott
  • In a separate tweet Graham added that the responsibility of eliminating Putin laid solely in the hands of Russian citizens
  • His tweets come after Europe’s largest nuclear plant was on fire in the early hours of Friday morning after coming under attack by Russian troops
  • ‘These days, not everyone manages to maintain sobriety, I would even say sanity, and many lose their mind,’ responded Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov
  • Remarks also prompted furious reaction from Russian ambassador to the US

UK’s Mail Online reports…

Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov pounced on Sen. Lindsey Graham‘s comment calling for someone to take out Russian Vladimir Putin – questioning his sanity and suggesting he was drunk. 

The slap from Putin’s mouthpiece came after Graham Tweeted Thursday night that it was time for a ‘Brutus’ to emerge amid Putin throwing Russia’s forces into a bloody invasion of Ukraine – a comment that U.S. commentators immediately warned could fuel Russian propaganda.

‘Unfortunately, in such an extremely tense atmosphere, there is a hysterical escalation of Russophobia,’ Peskov responded. ‘These days, not everyone manages to maintain sobriety, I would even say sanity, and many lose their mind,’ he added.

He was responding to Graham’s comment calling for ‘somebody’ to assassinate Putin – with a reference to Claus Von Stauffenberg, the German Army officer who tried to assassinate Hitler during World War II, as well as to the Roman politician Marcus Junius Brutus, who played a key role in the assassination of Julius Caesar.

‘Is there a Brutus in Russia? Graham asked. ‘Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military? 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.’

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Graham doubled down on his comments in an interview Friday on ‘Fox and Friends.’

‘I’m hoping someone in Russia will understand he is destroying Russia and you need to take this guy out back any means possible.’

In yet another historical analogy, he said Russia needed an ‘Eliot Ness or a Wyatt Earp’ to take action – this time referencing the prohibition agent who hunted down mobster Al Capone and the lawman who took part in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in 1881 that resulted in the deaths of three outlaws…

Continue this story at the Mail Online

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