McCain: Obama Must Act 'Vigorously' to Stop Putin From Advancing Past Crimea
Describing Obama's policy toward Russia as "feckless," the longtime senator believes the president has been "totally misreading" Vladimir Putin for a long time. McCain says Putin believes "he can do whatever he wants" without fear of consequences from the West.
McCain laid out a series of actions the United States should take in order to get Putin's attention, but conceded none of his suggestions would make Putin abandon Crimea.
"I'd love to tell you there's a military option that I can see, but I don't see it," said McCain, arguing President Obama must act "vigorously" to make sure Putin doesn't continue to advance into eastern Ukraine.
McCain said in the long-term, he still hopes Crimea, along with parts of Moldova and Georgia, can be taken back from Russian control.
For more on the response to Putin and the Ukraine crisis, don't miss Sean Hannity's sit-down with Dick Cheney, tonight at 10p/1a ET.