Senator Lindsey Graham said Russia’s war with Ukraine would not end unless somebody assassinates President Vladimir Putin.
During an appearance on FNC’s “America Reports,” Anchor John Roberts asked Graham, “When you say all in, senator, would you agree to give Zelensky what he says he wants, which is the long-range attack artillery missiles, would you give him Gray Eagle drones, would you give him Reaper drones, would you give him all that?”
Graham said, “I would give him the ability to dislodge Russians from his country.:
“Right now, the Biden administration has done more – and I appreciate doing more, but not the offensive capability to dislodge the Russians from the east, particularly Crimea,” Graham added.
“So, the longer-range weapons would hurt the Russian military more effectively. The drones would be the biggest game changer.”
“How does this war end? When Russia breaks, and they take Putin out. Anything short of that, the war’s going to continue,” he said, seemingly fantasising about Putin’s assassination.
“To ask the Ukrainians to give Russia part of the country after all this death and destruction is not going to happen,” Graham added.
“To signal a ceasefire, Russia will take the opportunity to rearm and come at them again,” he said.
“So, we’re in it to win it, and the only way you’re going to win it is to break the Russian military and have somebody in Russia take Putin out to give the Russian people a new lease on life,” Graham concluded.
This is not the first time Graham has fantasied about Putin’s assassination.
Earlier this year, Graham said the goal in the ongoing Ukraine war should be to “take out” Putin.
Not long after Russia began the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Graham floated the idea of assassinating Putin while being interviewed by Fox News.
Graham later doubled down with his assassination fantasy on Twitter:
“Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?” Graham asked at the time.
“The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out.’
In October, Graham attacked Tesla CEO Elon Musk for urging a de-escalation in the Russian War on Ukraine.
Musk tweeted about the possibilities of peace between Russia and Ukraine, which drew angry responses from officials, including Graham.
Graham attacked Musk for being “dumb” and threatening Elon’s Tesla company.
Here is Lindsey’s response to Elon Musk: