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McSally: Putin a "thug"

Posted at 9:58 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 20:34:15-04

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "thug" in a new video.

Speaking from Kiev, Ukraine in a bipartisan Congressional visit to Eastern Europe, McSally said Russia bullies nations such as Ukraine and Estonia, "not only physically but cyber."

The video continues a week in which the congresswoman, who represents parts of Pima and Cochise counties, has been outspoken in her criticism of Russian influence. On Wednesday, she called President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey "deeply concerning" amid an investigation of possible Russian tampering in the 2016 U.S. election.