Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that President Obama has not signaled enough strength in approaching Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but didn’t blame President Bush When Russia Invaded Georgia.
“Well, number one, stop going on television and trying to threaten thugs and dictators. It is not your strong suit,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Every time the president goes on national television and threatens Putin or anyone like Putin, everybody’s eyes roll, including mine. We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression. President Obama needs to do something.”
Graham stressed that the U.S. needs to act now.
“Putin’s on the wrong side of history. He’s on the wrong side of the law. Make him pay a price. The Ukrainian people are dying for their freedom. I hope we will stand with them. Not just in words, but in deeds,” Graham said. “Let’s secure our friends, and if at the end of this, Candy, he has not paid a price, if Russia is not isolated, if there continue to be membership in good standing with every international organization, shame on us all.”