Russia Permanently Bans Biden, Harris
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The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that more than 900 Americans had been permanently banned from the country, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“We emphasize that the hostile actions taken by Washington, which boomerang against the United States itself, will continue to receive a proper rebuff,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“Russian counter-sanctions are forced and aimed at forcing the ruling American regime, which is trying to impose a neo-colonial ‘rules-based world order’ on the rest of the world, to change its behavior, recognizing new geopolitical realities.”
A total of 963 Americans were listed, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — who died in 2018.
One lawmaker said she was “honored to receive a lifetime ban from Russia.”
“I’m honored to receive a lifetime ban from Russia for my work to help defend the democracy of Ukraine,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) tweeted. “Putin, my feelings aren’t hurt. The collection of those banned for life from Russia come from all walks of life. I will always stand united with the people of Ukraine.”
Tech executives also made the list, including Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft President Brad Smith.