Continuing his mission to not “give a s**t,” Lindsey 2.0 is now saying the U.S needs to “sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia” for the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.
The U.S.-based journalist went missing October 2nd when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get important papers for his marriage, reports The Hill. Turkish officials claim he was murdered and dismembered inside the consulate upon orders from the Riyadh government headed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi has been openly critical of the Crown Prince, who denies having anything to do with his disappearance. Saudi Arabia is reportedly readying to blame Khashoggi’s death on a botched interrogation.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who felt “personally offended” by Khashoggi’s disappearance, has called on President Trump to sanction Saudi Arabia as punishment for their actions.
“It’s up to the president,” Graham said on Fox News. “I know what I’m going to do: I’m going to sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia.”
Graham called himself a defender of Saudi Arabia while stressing the U.S. cannot “do business” with the country under Salman’s reign.
“This guy is a wrecking ball. He had this guy murdered,” Graham said. “To expect me to ignore it, I feel used and abused.”
Graham then turned to the camera and pleaded with the country itself. “Saudi Arabia, if you’re listening, there are a lot of good people you can choose, but MBS has tainted your country and tainted himself,” Graham said.