Since Monday, roughly 40 Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean officials have been targeted by EU and U.S. sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Crimea. This list includes President Vladimir Putin’s “personal banker” as well, according to CNN. So Putin’s government has decided to respond with their own Russian sanctions. What do these officials on the Russian blacklist have to say?
David S. Joachim of The New York Times writes that “the reaction was more like a synchronized spit-take combined with a bipartisan declaration of pride unseen since President Richard M. Nixon assembled his enemies list.
“Proud to be included,” Speaker John A. Boehner said.
“Badge of honor,” said Senator Mary L. Landrieu, who leads the energy committee.
And, of course, Senator John McCain:
I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, Gazprom stock is lost & secret bank account in Moscow is frozen http://t.co/TgwZneD4HY
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 20, 2014
However, out of all of them, Senator Dan Coats’ tweets about the Russian sanctions is the best. Here’s my favorite four out of his ten tweets:
It’s a hard hit from Russia indeed. When will these Russian sanctions stop? What has the Crimea crisis done to your spring break plans in Siberia?! Okay, fine, go ahead and kick my ass in the comments below or on Facebook.
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