John McCain Warns That Putin is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS (VIDEO)

Furious John McCain Issues Dire Warning About Trump and Putin (VIDEO)

What is the Biggest Threat to America? John McCain Has the Answer

Republican Senator John McCain spoke with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday and laid out flat exactly what he thinks about Russia and it’s meddling in elections. To sum it up, he isn’t a fan of  Vladimir Putin

“I think ISIS can do terrible things. But it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election.”

That’s right. Putin’s Russia has more potential to do serious damage to the United States and the world than ISIS does according to McCain.  And it’s fair to say that he isn’t wrong with that assessment.

As McCain points out, not only did Russia try to interfere in the US elections, but Putin also did what he could to influence the recent elections in France, has invaded Ukraine and sliced it in half and is trying to influence politics in the Baltics. This makes Russia the “premier” challenge facing the US and the world in John McCain’s eyes.

And, he isn’t impressed with how Donald Trump has handled the situation so far.

“We have done nothing since the election last November to respond to Vladimir Putin’s attempt to change the outcome of our elections. So, way to go Vladimir. We haven’t responded at all.”

In fact, pretty much all Trump has done is deny any interference and try to deflect attention away from the whole sordid affair. But, McCain isn’t interested in letting it be. He would like to see increased sanctions on Russia and hopes that when Senate is back in session that can be achieved.

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According to Newsweek, McCain is uncomfortable with the growing scandal involving Trump’s connections to Russia, stating, “[t]his is becoming more and more bizarre. In fact, you can’t make it up.”  And, this is far from the first time he has expressed his concerns on this matter, as Vox reports. Just a few weeks ago he said that the Trump/Russia scandal is “reaching Watergate size and scale” and warned that “[t]his is not good for the country.”

No. No it isn’t. That can’t be argued. So, McCain is clearly concerned for the future of democracy, especially if the United States doesn’t take matters seriously. The question is, will Trump continue to stand in the way as democracy in the West is undermined? If so, America truly has two enemies: Putin AND Trump.

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