Is Sen. Lindsey Graham Going to Be Arrested By Russia? – Watch
Russia just issued a warrant seeking the arrest of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) after the release of an edited video that made it appear the lawmaker was celebrating the United States spending money on the killing of Russians in Ukraine.
A Russian investigator, Alexander Bastrykin ordered criminal proceedings, and according to the Russian state news agency TASS, the Russian Interior Ministry added Graham to its wanted list.
The doctored video released by Ukraine’s presidential office, shows Graham meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy last week. It was edited to show Graham saying, “the Russians are dying,” and then he described how U.S. military aid to Ukraine is “the best money we’ve ever spent,” according to the Associated Press.
“It’s hard to imagine a greater shame for the country than having such senators,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov according to Newsweek.
But a longer video published by Reuters revealed Graham was making those comments in reverse order and not directly connecting them as the original clip had suggested.
Graham did celebrate how the United States is helping Ukraine to fight off the Russian aggressors. And he talked about how Ukrainians remind him of “our better selves in America” fighting for freedom. Zelensky pointed out that Americans are now free and Ukrainians will also be free, to which Graham then noted that “the Russians are dying.”
Graham is a very vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he celebrated being a wanted man in Russia.
“I will wear the arrest warrant issued by Putin’s corrupt and immoral government as a Badge of Honor,” the senator said in a statement on Monday. “To know that my commitment to Ukraine has drawn the ire of Putin’s regime brings me immense joy. I will continue to stand with and for Ukraine’s freedom until every Russian soldier is expelled from Ukrainian territory.”
He challenged Putin saying, “I will submit to jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court if you do,” Graham said. “Come and make your best case. See you in The Hague!”
— New York Post (@nypost) May 29, 2023