Senior US Senator Lindsey Graham insisted in a television interview on Thursday that “someone in Russia” wanted to kill President Vladimir Putin after the invasion of Ukraine.
“How does this end? Someone in Russia has to rise up and take this guy down,” the senator told conservative Fox News.
He later repeated the message in a series of tweets, saying “the only people who can fix this are the Russian people.”
“Is there a Brutus in Russia?”, referring to one of the assassins of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. he asked.
The Republican senator also questioned whether there was a “very successful Colonel Stauffenberg” in the Russian military, referring to the German officer who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.
“You will be doing your country – and the world – a great service,” he added.
The South Carolina senator, who has been in Congress for nearly 20 years, on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning the Russian president and his military commanders for “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.”
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