Dan Coats channels David Letterman on Russia

When the Russian government handed down sanctions to several lawmakers and Obama advisers Thursday, the members of Congress included on the list seemingly couldn't hit "send" fast enough on statements mocking the fact that they had been banned from the country.

David Letterman. (AP Photo/John Paul Filo, CBS)

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) was one of the first to respond, declaring that he was "disappointed that I won’t be able to go on vacation with my family in Siberia." But, within the hour, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stole Coats's thunder when he dropped a statement that borrowed a similar Siberia quip: "I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, my Gazprom stock is lost, and my secret bank account in Moscow is frozen."

Not to be outdone, Coats took to Twitter (okay, let's be honest: a Coats staffer took to Twitter) Friday morning and dropped a series of comical tweets further lamenting the many things the senator's ban from Russia will now keep him from doing.











Your move, McCain.

Wesley Lowery covers Capitol Hill for The Fix and Post Politics.
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