Sen. Lindsey Graham targets Russia’s Putin, calls for someone to “take this guy out” on Twitter

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On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted a call out for someone to “take this guy out”, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“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,” the tweet read.

Graham proceeded to say, “You would be doing your country – and the world – a great service.”

In reply to his original tweet, Graham says the only people who can fix the problem are the Russian people.

”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 tweeted.

Graham’s original tweet garnered more than 21,000 comments, 15,000 retweets and 16,000 likes by Friday morning.

Just days prior, Graham echoed other GOP lawmakers and called for sanctions targeting Russia’s oil and gas industry.

At an event on Monday, Graham says the one thing we haven’t done that would make the biggest difference is to sanction the oil and gas sector of the Russian economy.

Read More: Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for sanctions on Russia’s oil, gas industry over Ukraine invasion

Tamia Boyd is a Michigan native who covers breaking news in Greenville. Email her at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @tamiamb.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Lindsey Graham Tweet: Targeting Putin would be “a great service”

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