On Sunday, neoconservative Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham attacked President Joe Biden for rejecting a plan for NATO member Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine.
Graham made his remarks during an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
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Graham, who has spent his career being one of the most hawkish voices in the U.S. government, told Bartiromo, “I’m calling for the crushing of the Russian economy even though our war and fight is not with the Russian people,” Graham said. “It is with Putin.”
The senator said it was up to the Russians to oust their own president.
“The only way this war ends is with Putin going to jail or being taken out by his own people,” Graham claimed. “How do you make that happen?”
“You have to help the Ukrainians,” he insisted.
Graham came under fire from figures like Ted Cruz for recklessly calling for the assassination of Putin last week.
Graham said of President Biden, “It is deplorable to me, dishonorable that we would not give 28 fighter jets to the Ukrainians to defend their skies against Russian aggression. The Biden administration stopped that transfer.”
Graham accused Team Biden of waffling regarding Ukraine.
“One minute they say they are not using planes we have, but if we give them more, it would be World War III,” the Republican complained. “What happened is that Putin threatened Biden, and he folded like a cheap suit.”
“Give them the planes,” Graham demanded.
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“The speech in Poland by the vice president is not an adequate substitute of MiGs going into Ukraine to help the Ukrainians defend themselves,” the senator said. “I am all in.”
Graham emphasized that he didn’t want U.S. boots on the ground in Ukraine.
“I don’t want boots on the ground, no-fly zone yet,” he said. “But if chemical weapons are used by Putin, then I support a no-fly zone.”
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