US Senator John McCain (R-AZ), during a press conference with Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) (NOT PICTURED)November 14, 2012 on Capitol Hill...

Senators McCain, Coats respond to Russian entry bans


If Vladimir Putin was hoping to anger U.S. leaders by imposing entry bans in response to U.S. sanctions against Russia, that’s not what he got. 

The most common reaction? Sarcasm.

McCain is one of several politicians named in the sanctions, along with Sens. Harry Reid, Mary Landrieu, Robert Menendez, and Dan Coats. House Speaker John Boehner and White House staffers Dan Pfeiffer, Ben Rhodes, and Caroline Atkinson were also listed.

Reid and others showed their dismissive reaciton to the sanctions on Twitter Thursday and Friday:

Coats also joined the Twitter conversation on Thursday…

…and followed up with these tweets on Friday:

Hardball with Chris Matthews, 3/20/14, 8:22 PM ET

Russia responds to US with entry bans

Anne Gearan and Ryan Grim join Hardball to discuss the latest sanctions announced by President Obama against Russia – which the president said will have a significant impact on the Russian economy.


Senators McCain, Coats respond to Russian entry bans