Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went after President Barack Obama on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, claiming the president’s threats against foreign dictators were not taken seriously and that he needed to take concrete actions against Russia and President Vladimir Putin for invading the Crimea.
“Stop going on television and trying to threaten thugs and dictators,” Graham said. “It is not your strong suit. Every time the president goes on national television and threatens Putin or anyone like Putin, everybody’s eyes roll, including mine. We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression.”
“President Obama needs to do something. How about this — suspend Russian membership in the G8 and the G20, at least for a year, starting right now. And for every day that they stay in Crimea, add to the suspension. Do something.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) pointed out that suspending Russian membership in the G8 was already being considered by the Obama administration.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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