Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are firing back one day after the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced, “We’re not going to do a Russia sanctions bill.”
McCain and Graham said in a written statement, “Now is not the time to send a signal to Russia that all is forgotten or forgiven.”
The Trump administration has been hesitant to take firm action against Moscow. Though the president’s opinions have toughened against Russia since the campaign, where he repeatedly praised President Vladimir Putin and suggested that the U.S. would pursue friendly relations, in an interview over the weekend Trump questioned whether Russia was even behind the hacking.
The major United States intelligence agencies all agree that Russia, and specifically Putin, was behind the attacks. Read more at The Hill.