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McCain Would Be 'Honored' If He Were Banned From Russia

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Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has been outspoken in criticizing Putin and Russia, is expected to be on the sanctions list. Other potential names include Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Corker (R-TN), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, though the list is still being finalized, according to the Daily Beast.

The sanctions are a retaliation against the Obama administration's announcement Monday that it would place sanctions on several high-profile Russian and Ukrainian officials.

McCain recently took a trip to Kiev to meet with Ukrainian officials. He has consistently chastised Putin and Russia for their intervention in Crimea.