Ted Cruz just shut down this insane plan to start World War III

The war between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate.

It’s reaching dangerous levels.

And now, Ted Cruz just shut down this insane plan to start World War III.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham joined Fox News host Sean Hannity in calling for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin as the one means of ending the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Graham referenced Brutus – one of the conspirators from William Shakespeare’s 1599 play “Julius Caesar” – as a call to action for someone in Russia to take out Putin.

“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,” Graham wrote. “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,” Graham added. “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.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz immediately rejected Senator Graham’s call to assassinate Putin as a crazy bad idea.

“This is an exceptionally bad idea. Use massive economic sanctions; BOYCOTT Russian oil & gas; and provide military aid so the Ukrainians can defend themselves. But we should not be calling for the assassination of heads of state,” Senator Cruz wrote on social media.

American officials calling for the assassination of the head of a foreign state threatens to send an already dangerous war spiraling out of control.

Under American law, the government cannot conduct assassination attempts on foreign heads of state.

President Gerald Ford banned this practice through a 1976 executive order.

American officials calling for Putin’s assassination could either prompt reprisals against American leaders or cause Putin to go nuclear if such a plan were ever put into place and it failed.

Americans understandably keep searching for a way to end this destructive conflict.

But calling for the assassination of Vladimir Putin or for the United States and NATO to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine are exceptionally bad ideas that will only widen the war instead of ending it.

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