Meghan McCain criticizes Biden for lack of action on Russia, Navalny

Meghan McCain criticizes Biden for lack of action on Russia, Navalny
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Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainCheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney Meghan McCain promises 'consequences' if Republicans oust Cheney MORE criticized President BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE in a tweet on Thursday for not doing more to help Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

If @POTUS simply calls Putin a murderer but then sits back and lets him murder @navalny - the greatest fighter for freedom and democracy in Russia,” tweeted McCain, a co-host of “The View.”

“It is nothing but meaningless straw man rhetoric,” she added. “I hope and pray each new administration will take on Putin and his atrocities.”


Biden has imposed sanctions on Russia for allegedly poisoning Navalny in 2020 despite Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinREAD: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Scarborough, Greenwald trade insults on Twitter over rise of Trump Congress may force Biden to stop Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline MORE’s denial of the attack.

Certain tech companies from Russia have been blocked from exporting to the US, and Kremlin officials and businesses who have a part in biological agent production have also been sanctioned.

Biden also classified Putin as a “killer” in an interview.


McCain believes the U.S. should be doing more as Navalny is now in prison for 2 1/2 years for going to Germany to get treatment after the poison attack.

The Russian government says leaving the country was a violation of his parole, whereas Navalny says he got convicted on trumped-up charges.

Navalny is now on a hunger strike in prison after he said the prison guards are refusing him medical care for leg and back pain and depriving him of sleep by waking him up every hour.