This is a matter of deductive logic : Hillary Clinton said a cyberattack on the USA should be treated as equivalent to a military attack (2016)
Hillary proclaims a cyber attack on the DNC / Hillary’s server/ Podesta / DWS/Donna Brazile is equivalent to an attack on the USA
Hillary proclaims Russia/Putin and Wikileaks and Assange are one and the same working together
Hillary proclaims Russia/Putin hacked not just DNC but US election and was influence peddling etc.
Therefore USA has right to bomb Russia or at least threaten military action
(any military threat to Russia the Russians could take as imminent danger threat and therefore retaliate as the USA also says it has the right to retaliate to any existential or possible threat.
Now Rachel Maddow has been propagandizing that Russia hacked interfered and affected the results of US election and was responsible for leaks from DNC/Hillary Clinton server and devices
Maddow further claims it was Russia that was backing Bernie supporters whom she refers to as “Bernie Bros” as paid Russian operatives or Russian dupes.
Then Hillary and Maddow claim Russia colluded not only with Bernie Bros but also with Donald Trump and his family and associates to defeat Hillary Clinton
Maddow has been a 100% supporter of Hillary Clinton from the beginning of the DNC primaries to the present.
Therefore it is logical to conclude that like Hillary and her inner circle and the rest of the Media would be all for a nuclear threat against Russia.
As I and numerous experts would say any overt threat to Russia could in a moment turn into all out Nuclear war.
Hillary has been prodding the usa for war with Russia since the mid 1990s if not earlier.
Hillary was a supporter and campaigner for Barry Goldwater who wanted to use Nukes in Vietnam and wanted the USA to stand up to Russia and China even if it meant war.
My own opinion is that this is key to understanding the psychology of Hillary R. Clinton who has always been rabidly anti-communist, anti-socialist and anti-progressive and is Xenophobic esp in terms of Russia , China, North Korea and Iran .
So I do not need a direct quote from Maddow who supports Hillary and is peddling her anti-Russian propaganda for the past year now to conclude Maddow is antagonistic towards Russia and would have no issue with threatening military action against Russia or one of its supposed client states ie Syria or any other country with a treaty with Russia.
The new sanctions against Russia was forced upon Donald Trump who signed it under duress and noted that he believed it was unconstitutional.
The European Union and the rest of the world is against these new sanctions and sees them as merely a way to force the EU to buy expensive US oil and gas rather than the cheaper Russian gas and oil.
And remember according to various insiders and Obama it was Hillary Clinton who as Secretary of State who was the most Hawkish in his cabinet and insisted on war with Libya, Syria , the coups in Honduras and the Ukraine and she helped foment and then scuttle the Arab Spring to replace various government with more US friendly leaders and regimes.
Given the injustice done to Libya and Qaddafi the Russians or other nations could have taken military action against the USA at that time but didn’t.
It was Obama who encircled both China and Russia with IBMs etc. and threatens both China and Russia. As far as I know Rachel Maddow and the Media have all been in favor of this saber rattling the last 8-9 years and appear to want more wars . In response the Russians, Chinese and now India are forming various alliance along with nations in Africa and South America to counter act the threat to all of them by the USA.
The rest of the world outside the USA and its circle of friends views the USA as the most dangerous nation in the same way as Martin Luther King said about the USA in the 1960s as the greatest purveyor of terrorism across the globe.