Sen. Lindsey Graham: Biden Must ‘Designate Russia’ as ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday that President Joe Biden needs to designate Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism.”

“[Russian President Vladimir Putin is] a war criminal on steroids,” Graham said in a televised interview Friday. “So, President [Joe] Biden, please designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism today. And please let Russia know that if you explode a nuclear weapon inside of Ukraine, that would be considered an attack on NATO itself because the radiation would not be confined to the Ukraine. Putin needs to know what happens if he goes further, and I’m really worried that we’re not doing enough to deter this guy. The Ukrainians are fighting like tigers, but we’re always late to the game, in terms of helping.”

Putin announced in a speech Friday that Russia was annexing four Ukrainian regions following referendum votes in those areas to join the Russian federation, The New York Times reported.

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