Obama Says He Warned Russia About Hacking; Lindsey Graham Jeers Effort On Twitter

During his press conference on Friday, President Obama addressed the allegations the Russians attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election by hacking the DNC and John Podesta’s email account. Obama said nothing happens without the approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and remarked he told Putin to “cut it out” when the two met in China.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was not impressed. He tweeted the following in response to Obama’s remarks:

Graham even appeared to take a shot at former President George W. Bush with this tweet:

Graham is known for his advocacy of a tougher approach towards Russia. He favors Congressional hearings into the alleged hacking and has called for strong sanctions against Russia for a variety of reasons.