McCain says Russian foreign minister had ‘no business’ being in Oval Office

May 21, 2017, 9:52 AM | Updated: May 22, 2017, 8:52 am
US-Senator John McCain addresses journalists during press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, ...

US-Senator John McCain addresses journalists during press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

(AP Photo/Amel Emric)

In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain was aggressive in his thoughts on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meeting with President Donald Trump.

[fb_embed_post href=”” width=”620″]

“He had no business in the Oval Office,” McCain said. “If there’s a President to Putin engagement in a meeting, I think that’s under the right circumstances that might be okay but not this stooge Lavrov who is nothing but a propagandist.”

Earlier in the interview, McCain noted how astounding it was hearing the “real nutjob” description Trump had given fired FBI Director James Corney.

“I don’t know how to read it, except that, I’m almost speechless because I don’t know why someone would say something like that,” Mccain said.

He then went on to express his concern of a meeting with Lavrov.

“But I know this, Mr. Lavrov is the stooge of a thug and a murderer who used Russian precision weapons to strike hospitals in Aleppo, who’s committed human rights violations all over the place, has invaded Ukraine, has taken Crimea, has acted in the most thuggish and outrageous fashion.”

McCain had positive words for Trump’s first trip abroad.

“I think his trip so far has been excellent,” McCain said. “I think our traditional friends there are encouraged because of the very strained, if not estranged, relations between the previous administration.

“There’s no doubt that if we’re going to impede the Iranians continued efforts to exert significant strength in the region that this is an important step forward.”

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Suspect arrested after man fatally shot at Phoenix gas station

A man allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a Phoenix gas station was arrested Saturday.
13 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...

Detectives investigating fatal hit-and-run with pedestrian in wheelchair in Goodyear

A woman in a wheelchair died after she was struck by a vehicle in Goodyear Saturday evening, authorities said.
13 hours ago
(City of Peoria Photo)...
Audrey Jensen/Phoenix Business Journal

Peoria approves tax incentive agreement with mixed-use project developer

Peoria moved forward with what could be the final development agreement needed for a new mixed-use office project called Stadium Point.
13 hours ago
Follow @KTAR923...

Downtown Chandler hosts life-sized holiday treats display ‘Sugarland’

Downtown Chandler kicked off the holiday season with an interactive Christmas display filled with life-sized treats on Saturday.
13 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Police arrest suspect in stabbing death of 33-year-old man in Phoenix

Police arrested and charged a man with murder in the stabbing death of a 33-year-old man in Phoenix late Saturday, authorities said.
2 days ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Man taken to hospital by family after being shot in Phoenix dies

A 33-year-old man who was taken to a hospital by family members Friday night after being shot in Phoenix has died.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
McCain says Russian foreign minister had ‘no business’ being in Oval Office