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Analyst: McCain is right about the Russian threat

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. McCain and a group of bipartisan senators spoke out in favor of arming Ukrainians in their conflict with Russia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. John McCain recently said that Russia’s Vladimir Putin poses a bigger threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State. Brad Staggs was inclined to disagree, but researcher Jason Buttrill’s expert opinion is that McCain is right. They took a look at the Russian threat while hosting Tuesday’s “Pat & Stu.”

“I think [Putin] is the premier and most important threat — more so than ISIS,” McCain said in a recent interview.

“McCain is absolutely correct,” Jason said on Tuesday’s show. While we should never underestimate ISIS as a force of destruction, Russia is an insidious threat that is working to undermine the foundation of American government. Putin and Russian hackers worked to interfere with the U.S. 2016 election and attempted similar influence in the French presidential election as well.

“Russia has for the first time in, I think, decades changed the map in Europe,” Buttrill noted, detailing how Russia illegally took over Crimea and used terror tactics in eastern Ukraine.

To see more from Pat & Stu, visit their channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat & Stu” with Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 5–7 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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