Politicians from across the aisle have supported sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine, most have supported sending the country military aid. Some, such as RINO Adam Kinzinger (R-Il.) and warmonger Lindsey Graham believe that is not enough, however.
Kinzinger has been a leading advocate of establishing a “No Fly Zone) in Ukraine, which could lead to military conflict between the US and Russia.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-Sc.) who pushed for the disastrous Iraq War, proposed something even more dangerous. Graham called for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin, receiving pushback from leaders in the Republican party from Ted Cruz to Matt Gaetz. The Epoch Times Reports–
“Senators and representatives from across the aisle have reacted negatively to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) Tweet asking someone in Russia to assassinate the country’s president, Vladimir Putin.
On March 3, Graham sent out a Tweet saying: “Is there a Brutus in Russia? 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.”
“This is an exceptionally bad idea. Use massive economic sanctions; BOYCOTT Russian oil & gas; and provide military aid so the Ukrainians can defend themselves. But we should not be calling for the assassination of heads of state,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote on Twitter in response to Graham.
“While we are all praying for peace & for the people of Ukraine, this is irresponsible, dangerous & unhinged. We need leaders with calm minds & steady wisdom. Not bloodthirsty warmongering politicians trying to tweet tough by demanding assassinations. Americans don’t want war,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wrote on Twitter:
While we are all praying for peace & for the people of Ukraine, this is irresponsible, dangerous & unhinged.
We need leaders with calm minds & steady wisdom.
Not blood thirsty warmongering politicians trying to tweet tough by demanding assassinations.
Americans don’t want war. https://t.co/l2hqiUbZGv
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) March 4, 2022
Greene’s fellow House Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), also responded via Twitter.
“When has Sen. Graham encouraging regime change ever ended badly?”
When has Sen. Graham encouraging regime change ever ended badly? https://t.co/W1SbvuMVtP
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 4, 2022