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Senators Liken Hack To "Russian Invasion" As Biden Vows Retaliation

Despite the lack of evidence that Russia was behind a massive hack that appears to have targeted several US government agencies, US senators are calling for retaliation against Moscow, even likening the cyberattack to an "invasion".

"This is virtually a declaration of war by Russia on the United States and we should take that seriously," Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday. On Thursday, Durbin called for a response against Moscow on the Senate floor, describing the hack as a "virtual invasion."

"No, I’m not calling for an invasion myself or all-out war. I don’t want to see that happen, but it’s no longer a buddy-buddy arrangement between the United States and Vladimir Putin," he said on Thursday. "When adversaries such as Russia torment us, tempt us, breach the security of our nation, we need to respond in kind."

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) chimed in on Thursday and said in a statement on Twitter that there has been "inexcusable silence and inaction from the White House" over the hack.