I think... [Vladimir Putin] is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS. I think ISIS can do terrible things, and I worry a lot about what is happening to Muslim faith... But it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamentals of our democracy, and that is to change the outcome of American elections. I have seen no evidence that they succeeded, but they tried and they are still trying. They are still trying to change the elections, they just tried to change the outcome of the French elections. I view Vladimir Putin, who has dismembered Ukraine, a sovereign nation, who is putting pressure on the Baltics. I view Russians as the far greatest challenge that we have.”
“U.S. Republican Senator John McCain speaking about Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.