On Twitter, Lindsey Graham tweeted "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. 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 the darkness you need to step up to the plate."
Appearing on the Jay Sekulow show he justified his comments by claiming "he does not want this to be an American action, but rather that he is encouraging the Russian people to "do the right thing" to end the bloodshed.
UPDATE: KREMLIN RESPONDS TO LINDSEY GRAHAM THREAT
From RT, Russian state media, "Not everyone can remain cool-headed these days, some [people] lose their senses,” Kremlin spokesperson Dimitri Peskov told a press conference, commenting on Graham’s statements made on Thursday during an appearance on Fox News. Graham suggested during the show that “somebody in Russia” should kill Putin.
Peskov went on to warn that, "'hysterical stirring-up” of anti-Russian sentiment in the US, calling it a “Russophobic meltdown” of sorts. Earlier on Friday, Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, called the senator’s comments “unacceptable and outrageous.” Moscow has also demanded an official explanation from the US over what it called de-facto advocating an act of terrorism."