Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on Sunday's State of the Union with Candy Crowley on CNN with a little message for Russia President Vladimir Putin: "Man up!"
During the program, Feinstein praised CNN for its coverage of the aftermath of the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was hit by a Russian missile, killing nearly 300 people. Reports of bodies falling from the sky, looters raiding the crash site, etc., all are a part of what Feinstein called a "human drama" being brought by CNN "into the home of everyone all over the world."
Being faced with those horrific images and with so many lives damaged, Feinstein was left with one question -- "Where is Putin?" Then she offered him some advice:
So, the issue is, where is Putin? And I would say, 'Putin, you have to man up. You should talk to the world. You should say if this was a mistake, which I hope it was, say it.' Even if it was a mistake, it's a horrendous mistake to make. And I think it points out the futility of what's happening in the Ukraine, because there will be repercussions from this. I can't tell you exactly what those will be.