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Russia Going Back to Cold War by Helping Edward Snowden, Claims Sen. John McCain (Video)

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently attacked Russian President Putin for refusing to extradite National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Russia has no extradition treaty with the U.S. and has not caved in to U.S. demands to turn over Snowden.

“I think we pushed the reset back down to about 1955. And so we have to deal realistically with an autocratic ruler of Russia who continues to repress people,” said Sen. McCain on Fox News Sunday (video below), notes

Sen. McCain made no mention of the repression of the American people by the NSA's spying on phone calls and email communication.

“They thumb our nose at us no matter what the issue is, and we should deal realistically, not a return of the Cold War, but realistically with Vladimir Putin," added Sen. McCain.

Sen. Schumer said he wanted Russia to "pay a price" for refusing the demands of the U.S.

“They should pay a price, either diplomatic, economic, geopolitical, for doing what they did. They’re always putting their finger in our eye,” said Sen. Schumer.

Additionally, Republican and Christian Mike Huckabee has called for Snowden's death.

“Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty,” said Huckabee, reported The Guardian.

Sources: and The Guardian


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