McCain: 'Nostalgia' for old Russian empire contributing to support of Assad in Syria

McCain gave a speech at the American Enterprise Institute Monday on the situation in Syria, where he chided the Obama administration for not doing more in Syria, such as arming the opposition and considering airstrikes to establish safe havens for the rebels.

But during the Q&A section, McCain also weighed in on the other side of the equation, assessing the impact of Russia’s support of Assad and blocking United Nations Security Council action in Syria.

Read more on the Hill's DEFCON blog.