McConnell calls on Biden to name Russia a state terrorism sponsor
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday he would support President Joe Biden in naming Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, which would lift the sovereign immunity protections that protect the Kremlin from civil lawsuits.
“Ukraine is not asking anybody else to fight their fight. They only ask for the tools they need for self-defense,” McConnell wrote in a press release. “Our delegation reaffirmed to President Zelenskyy that the United States stands squarely behind Ukraine and will sustain our support until Ukraine wins this war.”
Last week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) joined with Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) to introduce a resolution calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The four countries classified as state sponsors of terrorism are Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria.