In the aftermath of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the fledgling democratic nation that broke from the U.S.S.R. in 1991, the world leader has been near unanimously decried through statements, sanctions, and aid to Ukraine.
But given Russia's status as a formidable nuclear power, officials are calculating targeted retaliations to navigate the delicate diplomatic dynamics currently at play.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina threw that levelheadedness out the window in a recent tweet, calling on Russians to execute a Julius Caesar style assassination of Putin.
Though Ukrainians, Americans, and swaths of others around the globe would love to see Putin's reign of Russia come to an end, a senior Senator calling for the assassination of the leader of a major nuclear power struck many as wildly reckless.
That includes far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.
Greene has endorsed a number of deranged conspiracy theories—even QAnon, the mass delusion that a "deep state" of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controls global policies, and that former President Donald Trump was sent to expose them. She was stripped of her committee assignments early on in her first term when news broke that, before her election, she'd expressed support for the execution of those who'd become her colleagues.
When someone like Greene is calling for "leaders with calm minds & steady wisdom," you know you've likely strayed off course.
People were shocked to find Greene making sense, and to discover that, on this point, they agreed with her.
But Greene wasn't the only one—not even the only conservative—to sound off against Graham's unhinged tweet.
For once, there was a bipartisan consensus.
Twitter has yet to regulate Graham's comments, though some claim he violated the outlet's terms of service.