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Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls for Assassination of Vladimir Putin, Prompting 'RESIGN NOW' to Trend on Twitter

Senator Lindsey Graham directly called for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin twice on Thursday, both on Twitter and during an appearance on Fox News.

So many people were shocked by his statements that “resign now” trended on Twitter in response.

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

In a follow-up tweet, Graham wrote that the Russian people will live in “abject poverty” and “darkness” unless someone carried out the killing.

“The only people who can fix this 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 made nearly identical comments during his appearance on Fox News.

Fox host Sean Hannity, who has also been openly calling for escalation with Russia, brought up a law forbidding US government employees from engaging in political assassination and asked if it was time to revisit the rule.

Graham faced swift backlash on social media, with “RESIGN NOW,” “Lindsey Graham,” “John McCain,” and several other related phrases trending throughout the evening.

The calls for his resignation came from all over the political spectrum, as people demanded that he was looking to push the US into a third World War.

Author and political commentator Jack Posobiec’s response calling for Graham’s resignation amassed over 20,000 “likes” in approximately six hours.

Rep. Matt Gaetz also weighed in, asking, “when has Sen. Graham encouraging regime change ever ended badly?”

Chris Hayes of MSNBC wrote that he is “gobsmacked” at how reckless Graham’s tweet was.

Former Blaze reporter Jon Miller added, “he’s been sending his own citizens to the slaughter for 20+ yrs so that’s hardly his worst. There’s nothing these people love more than bloodshed. It’s the edgy right wing jokes that are morally repugnant.”

“Graham calls for assassination of Putin. Because that worked so well in Libya,” Max Abrahms, a professor at Northeastern University and expert on international security and US foreign policy, wrote.

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