Senator Dan Coats Banned from Russia

WASHINGTON, (WOWO): Senator Dan Coats, along with 60 other politicians from the U.S., are now banned from Russia, that according to a sanctions list being reported by state media outlets in Moscow.

The list includes Senator John McCain, Deputy National Security Advisor Caroline Atkinson, White House adviser Ben Rhodes, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mary Landrieu, who is no longer a senator for Louisiana, and Dan Pfeiffer, the former top White House communications aide.

Much like Siberia, my nonexistent Bank of Moscow account is now frozen,” Coats said in response to the sanctions.

The list was issued after President Obama announced economic sanctions against Russia. Senator John McCain issued the following statement:

While I suppose this means I’ll spend this Easter in Sedona rather than Siberia, I couldn’t be more proud of being sanctioned by Vladimir Putin for standing up for freedom and human rights for the Russian people and against Putin’s deadly aggression in Ukraine. I will never stop my efforts to support democracy, free speech, and the rule of law in Russia.”