Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) sat down with Bill Hemmer this morning to go over the situation in Ukraine, as the country's new prime minister meets with President Obama at the White House. Describing Obama's policy toward Russia as "feckless," the longtime senator believes the president has been "totally misreading" Vladimir Putin for a long time
Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) responded minutes later, calling Obama's actions "shameful" and describing the president's overall policy as a "breathtaking excursion into fantasy."
Is the United States to blame for what has taken place in Ukraine? Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Fox and Friends this morning, making the case that the Obama administration is at least partially to blame for the situation that has unfolded.
A Russia Today anchor announced her resignation on the air, saying she could no longer work for a network that "whitewashes the actions" of Vladimir Putin. Liz Wahl, who worked out of the Russian broadcaster's Washington, D.C. bureau, said her grandparents fled Hungary to the U.S. to escape Soviet persecution in the 1950s.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) joined Martha MacCallum today from Capitol Hill to weigh in on the tense situation in Ukraine. He pointed back to President Obama's stance on Russia in a 2012 presidential debate, when he mocked Mitt Romney for expressing concerns about the geopolitical threat posed by Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out Tuesday, saying an unconstitutional coup has taken place in Ukraine and maintaining that Russia reserves the right to protect Russians in Crimea. He warned the West against imposing sanctions on the Kremlin, adding that Russia still considers Viktor Yanukovych to be the legitimate president of Ukraine.
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton gave us his reaction to the developments in Ukraine, as Russia reportedly denies that it has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea a 'surrender-or-else' deadline.
Kirsten Powers hit back at Republicans who are blaming weakness by President Obama for the Russian invasion of Ukraine's Crimea region. Martha MacCallum highlighted a statement from the weekend by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in which he said "everybody's eyes roll" when Obama tries to threaten Putin or other "thugs" around the world.
President Obama is taking some tough criticism from Republicans, who argue that Russian President Vladimir Putin is once again outmaneuvering the United States on the world stage. Martha MacCallum took on the issue this morning with Fox News military analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) and Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland.
With tensions escalating in Ukraine and Russia using its military to assert control over the Crimea region, many are pointing back to this video clip from 2012 presidential debate on foreign policy. President Obama mocked Mitt Romney for his concerns about Russia under Vladimir Putin, joking that the "1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back."