U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is facing bipartisan backlash after publicly calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assassination.
In a Twitter post on Thursday, Graham referred to one of Roman ruler Julius Caesar’s assassins and the German officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler.
Graham called for someone in Russia to take Putin out, adding that person would be doing Russia and the world “a great service.”
His comments were met with swift rebukes from Democrats and Republicans alike.
Progressive Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called for U.S. lawmakers to “cool it and regulate their remarks as the administration works to avoid WWlll.”