McCain: Russia's actions an 'echo of the Cold War'


Sen. John McCain on Wednesday warned that a provision of the omnibus bill making its way through Congress will help Russia and its brand of "comrade capitalism," and said it's a mistake given Russia's recent actions that echo the Cold War.

McCain objects to the decision to allow Russian-made engines to be used in the U.S. space program, and opposes the continuation of those purchases allowed by this bill.

"We're confronting a challenge that many had assumed was resigned to the history books," McCain said. "A strong, militarily capable Russian government that is hostile to our interests and our values and seeks to challenge the international order that leaders of both parties have sought to maintain."