Russia’s Envoy Calls Graham’s Calls for Putin’s Assassination Criminal

Following the GOP Senator Lindsey Graham’s call on Twitter for government officials to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Embassy in the United States has demanded an official explanation from the White House.

Russia’s Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said on Friday he can hardly believe that a senator of a country that promotes its moral values as a “guiding star” for all mankind can afford to call for terrorism as a way to achieve Washington’s goals in the world.

Calling Graham’s calls for the assassination of Putin unacceptable and outrageous, Antonov stressed that the degree of Russophobia and hatred in the United States towards Russia is off the scale, pointing at the same time that it becomes scary for the US fate, which is run by politicians that are so irresponsible and unprofessional.

Senator Graham, who is also a member of the Senate Budget Committee, published on his Twitter account on Friday his call for the assassination of the Russian leader.

He wondered in his statement if Russia has a Brutus or “a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg”, referring to the Roman politician involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar and the German officer who attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler.

Graham wrote that the only way for this to end is for somebody to take Putin out, pointing out that such a person would be doing a great service to both Russia and the world.

The South Carolina senator called on the Russian people in a follow-up post, to step up to the plate and fix the issue unless they want to live in darkness and be isolated from the rest of the world in abject poverty for the rest of the life

Graham’s call for Putin’s assassination has also prompted a barrage of strong criticism from journalists and fellow legislators as well as among the wider Twitter audience, which pointed to the senator he’s in violation of 18 US Code § 373 – Solicitation to commit a crime of violence.

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