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Lindsey Graham: ‘99 percent’ of senators believe Russia interfered in the election

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (Image source: YouTube)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that the vast majority of senators believe that Russia interfered in the Nov. 8 election — and they plan to act.

“I would say that 99 percent of us believe that the Russians did this, and we’re going to do something about it,” Graham told CNN’s Jim Sciutto during a joint interview with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on “The Situation Room.”

"We're going to put sanctions together that hit Putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election, and they're doing it all over the world — not just in the United States," he added.

Graham added that Russia’s meddling is not just “in our backyard.”

“They’re interfering in elections in democratic countries’ efforts to self-determination all over the world," Graham said.

The senators urged President-elect Donald Trump to be cautious about Russia as president and accept American intelligence about the country’s efforts to interfere.

According to CNN, Graham and McCain — alongside Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) — are visiting Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia and Montenegro to meet with officials about threats presented by Russia.

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