Dianne Reidy interrupted floor proceedings last year during the government shutdown.
Kerry told Russian counterpart the U.S. will not recognize results of Sunday's vote.
“That will not happen,” Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer said.
“This is a Soviet-style election. We know what the end is going to be,” Durbin said.
“Putin only understands strength,” Sen. Robert Menendez said.
"I think this all leads toward the cockpit,” the Texas Republican said.
McCain and others asked for the U.S. to provide military equipment to Ukrainian troops.
A pair of senators, including a close ally to President Obama, is calling on the White House to send arms to Ukraine.
Dems and White House do not want another failed confirmation vote.
Retired Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney suspects some type of criminal behavior.