Thursday, December 29, 2016

McCain and Graham urge US to hit Russia back over election hacking

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday urged the U.S. to hit back at Russia over Kremlin's alleged interference in the 2016 election.

"You can do a number of things," McCain told Fox News, including strengthening sanctions agains Russia, increasing U.S. presence in the Baltic countries and giving "defensive weapons to Ukraine so that they can defend themselves."

Graham echoed McCain's assessment, adding that the U.S. should focus on retaliatory steps with lasting impact.

"The bottom line is you need to hit Russia in a sustained fashion so if [President] Obama tries to do something going out the door that's not sustained, then you send the wrong signal," Graham said.  Read full story here 

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