Lindsey Graham Says Putin Should Go To Jail

( )- Last week, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham got in some hot water after he asked if there was someone in Russia brave enough to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.

Graham tweeted “Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?”

Colonel Stauffenberg was a German officer who led an attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler in 1944. Brutus, of course, was the Roman Senator who led the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Graham added that the “way this ends” is for someone in Russia to take Putin out, adding that whoever assassinated Putin would be doing Russia and the world “a great service.”

The blowback against Graham’s reckless tweet was swift and bipartisan, with people from both sides of the aisle slamming the neo-con Senator for using Twitter of all places to beg someone to assassinate Russia’s president.

Needless to say, having a sitting member of “The world’s most deliberative body” call for the assassination of Putin did not sit well with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov.

Decrying the “Russophobia” in the United States, Antonov said in a statement last Friday that to have a senator from a country that “promotes its moral values” call for Putin’s assassination is “impossible to believe.” He blasted Graham, calling his comments “unacceptable and outrageous,” and demanded a “strong condemnation” of Graham’s “criminal statements.”

But rather than apologize for his reckless Twitter rhetoric, Senator Graham went on Fox News and blasted Anatoly Antonov for his statement.

During an interview on Fox & Friends on Friday, Graham accused Antonov of “supporting a war criminal” and said Russia was engaging in “war crimes in front of the entire world” by “bombing innocent civilians.” Graham said Antonov was the one who needed to apologize.

And while Graham refused to apologize for his tweet, he did change his tune somewhat, closing his remarks to Antonov by saying Vladimir Putin “needs to go to jail.”

Lindsey Graham has always been a warmonger. And this has been doubly true when it comes to Ukraine.

On his Monday night Fox News show, host Tucker Carlson featured a video clip of Senator Graham speaking to Ukraine troops in 2016 where he declared that their fight against Russia was “our fight.”

Watch Tucker’s monologue HERE.