Graham was referring to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Brutus was the most famous of Julius Caesar’s assassins and Colonel Stauffenberg attempted to kill Hitler with a bomb at the Wolf’s Lair in the hopes of ending World War II.
In a subsequent tweet Graham added that “the only people who can fix this are the Russian people,” doubling down on his earlier call for Putin’s assassination.
Business Insider reports:
“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 need to step up to the plate,” Graham said.
Graham is not the first conservative American figure to call for Putin’s assassination in the week since Russia launched an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Fox News host Sean Hannity floated the idea that Putin should be assassinated during a March 2 episode of his podcast, “The Sean Hannity Show.”
Some Russians, too, have advocated for a regime change in their homeland. Businessman and US-based crypto investor Alex Konanykhin put a $1 million bounty on Putin’s head this week, calling for military officers to arrest him as a war criminal.
The lumbering Russian invasion of Ukraine made significant gains on Thursday, particularly in the south of the country. The conflict, which has claimed thousands of lives on both sides, has escalated with the indiscriminate targeting of civilians by Russian forces.
Many suspect that Russia’s burgeoning war is about to enter a terrifying new chapter.
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