Lindsey Graham on Putin: Someone In Russia Has to Step Up and Take This Guy Out

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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on Hannity on Thursday night. During his appearance Graham told Sean Hannity and his viewers that the only way that Russia's war in Ukraine would end is if someone in Russia takes out Vladimir Putin. Graham referenced Brutus, the most well-known of Julius Caesar's assassins, and Claus von Stauffenberg, who led one of the failed German plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Here's Graham's full quote:

"How does this end? Somebody in Russia has to step up to the plate. Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military? The only way this ends my friend is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out. You would be doing your country a great service and the world a great service."

As of early Friday morning in Ukraine, Russia was attacking the largest nuclear power station in Europe and peace talks have not gone anywhere.

Update: Graham also suggested this never would have happened on Donald Trump's watch.