Senator John McCain says that current conflicts in various parts of the world may be a "sign of a possible unraveling of the world order."
During an interview with CNN's 'State of the Union' on Sunday, he commented on a range of issues including the alleged cyberattacks by Russia.
McCain is quoted as telling Jake Tapper, "This is serious business. If they're able to harm the electoral process, they may destroy democracy, which is based on free and fair elections."
He also said at one point, "There's no doubt they were interfering and no doubt it was a cyberattack. The question now is, how much and what damage and what should the United States of America do? And so far, we've been totally paralyzed."
McCain cites the "failure of American leadership" not just for issues with Russia but also for the civilian casualties in Syria.
He said, "This is the sign of a possible unraveling of the world order that was established after World War II, which has made one of the most peaceful periods in the history of the world...We're starting to see the strains and the unraveling of it, and that is because of the absolute failure of American leadership."
Meanwhile, during an interview with NPR, President Obama said that the U.S. will "take action" in response to Russia's hacking activity.
Obama told the media outlet, "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections...we need to take action. And we will — at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it may be explicit and publicized. Some of it may not be."
However, Donald Trump is not yet fully convinced that the Russians tried to sway the recent election, according to Reince Priebus, who is slated to be the next White House Chief of Staff.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Priebus, "Does the president-elect accept the consensus...of the intel community about Russian interference and its intent?"
Priebus responded by saying about Trump, "I think he would accept the conclusion if these intelligence professionals would get together, put out a report, show the American people that they're actually on the same page as opposed to third parties through the Washington Post."
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