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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for an investigative committee to assess the extent of Russian influence in the United States election.

McCain described his ideal committee, saying, “What we’re going to do in the meantime is have a subcommittee on the Armed Services committee. I’m gonna ask Sen. Lindsey Graham — who’s as smart as anybody on this issue — to be the chair, along with a really smart Democrat, and we’ll go to work on it.”

“We’ll go to work immediately,” he said. McCain explained why, saying that “the issue of cyber is not a static issue.”


The senator also quoted Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) about his “confidence” in the bipartisanship of the investigative committee. “You can’t make this issue partisan,” he said. “It’s just too important.” McCain said that a “free and fair election” is important to a democracy.

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Earlier in the interview, McCain had strong words for Putin:

You can watch the full interview below:

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