Meghan McCain blasts Democrats who ‘claimed to care’ about Russian interference but ignore Alexei Navalny

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“The View” co-host Meghan McCain called out Democrats Monday who “claimed to care” about Russian interference in U.S. elections but have remained silent on imprisoned Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, will be transferred to a hospital, the Russian state penitentiary service said Monday. The announcement came two days after Navalny’s physician said his health was deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old opponent of Vladimir Putin could be on the verge of death.

“He has been tortured by Vladimir Putin and they will not let him get access to any medical care, people are asking what they can do,” McCain said.

Navalny will be transferred to a hospital for convicts located in another penal colony in Vladimir, a city 110 miles east of Moscow. According to the statement, Navalny’s condition is deemed “satisfactory” and he has agreed to take vitamin supplements. He went on a hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his doctors examine him after complaining of severe back pain and a loss of feeling in his legs. 

McCain’s criticism comes on the heels of year of Russia-Trump “collusion” accusations in the media and feverish coverage of the sprawling Robert Mueller investigation, which ultimately found no proof of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.
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