Lindsay Graham slams President Biden for not declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

 February 20, 2023

Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) ripped President Joe Biden for failing to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism during an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday.

Graham believes that since Vice President Kamala Harris said Russia's war in Ukraine was a "crime against humanity," there are certain steps that must be taken to hold Russia accountable.

Graham said, "How can you call this war by Russia a crime against humanity, and that’s what the vice president did in Munich, and we’re talking about Germany. We’re talking about the vice president of the United States declaring that Russia is involved in crimes against humanity in Germany of all places, you know, echoes of World War II. How can she say that, and she is correct, and not give the victim of the crime against humanity the defensive weapons they need to stop the crime?"

Graham then explained what the Biden administration must do by saying, "So we need to do two things quickly. Make Russia a state sponsor of terrorism under U.S. law, which would make it harder for China to give weapons to Russia, and we need to start training Ukrainian pilots on the F-16 now.”

While what Graham is saying may be correct in some ways, his demands are only going to further involve the United States in a war with a hostile nation that has nuclear weapons.

The involvement of Chinese weapons being sent to Russia further complicates the situation. Republicans should be demanding out of Ukraine, not pushing to bring us closer to open conflict with a near-peer nation with nukes.