A Senior US senator, Lindsey Graham, has called for assassination of President Vladimir Putin after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Senator in a televised interview on Thursday evening with conservative Fox News TV host Sean Hannity, said somebody in Russia should step up to the plate and take him out.
“How does this end? Somebody in Russia has to step up to the plate and take this guy out,” Graham said.
According to AFP, the senator repeated the call later in a series of tweets, saying “the only people who can fix this are the Russian people.”
“Is there a Brutus in Russia?” asked the senator, referring to one of Roman ruler, Julius Caesar’s assassins.
The former presidential candidate also wondered if “a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg” existed in the Russian military, alluding to the German officer whose bomb failed to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944.
“You would be doing your country — and the world — a great service,” he added.
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.”