Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), spoke with Brian Kilmeade about recent Russian attacks on Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea and the subsequent capture of Ukrainian sailors. Wicker said it is time for America to get tough diplomatically and hopes our European allies in NATO join us in exerting pressure on Russia over Ukraine. When asked what our response to Russia's actions should be, Wicker said, "We don't want to do is go to war with them." Wicker continued saying the solution is to tighten the screws diplomatically with sanctions. Wicker went on to say we need to "ostracize" Putin and show them up to be what they are, a criminal syndicate masking as a gas station. On CIA Director Gina Haspel not taking part in the classified briefing with lawmakers to discuss Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Wicker said it would have be helpful if the CIA Director also came to testify, but seemed pleased that Secretaries Mattis and Pompeo gave their assessment based upon the CIA information that's available. Wicker said, "I'm happy to say that I haven't seen anything that amounts to what the international community would call a smoking gun."
Plus, Senator Wicker discusses the hotly contested runoff between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy and how he can help heal the racial divide in the aftermath of the election.