Skip to comments.Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference
Posted on 07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trumps Mondays press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence communitys assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory and a tragic mistake in a statement. No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant, McCain said. The damage inflicted by President Trumps naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.
House speaker Paul Ryan also rebuked Trump, asserting that there is no question Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally, Ryan said. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.
Senator Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of the president, called the press conference shameful and said Trump placed blame on the United States for Russian aggression.
Another outspoken critic, Senator Bob Corker, said he does want America to have a good relationship with Russia but thinks Trump made the U.S. look more like a pushover.
Senator Lindsey Graham called the summit a missed opportunity to hold Russia responsible for trying to undermine U.S. elections.
Staunch Trump ally Orrin Hatch issued a statement unequivocally blaming Russia for election meddling.
From the President on down, we must do everything in our power to protect our democracy by securing future elections from foreign influence and interference, regardless of what Vladimir Putin or any other Russian operative says, the Utah senator said.
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RINO’s rebuke Trump. The usual suspects.
You can always count on the GOP circular firing squad.
No one “ran down the United States.” The lying “ intelligence community” maybe. They deserved it. That community is seditious.
Present your evidence of Russian government interference in our election.
cop-out in 3...2...1...
I have some questions about russians interfering with the elections. Did they ever get their hands on the DNC server?
Has anyone actually seen McCain speak (or Tweet) in the last few months?
Is this from the Onion?!
You mean an "ally" like the U.K. whose intel groups conspired with the FBI and the DNC to concoct the Steele Dossier and interfere with the U.S. election? Those kind of allies?
The orgy of hysterics continues this morning in the media, but outside the echo chamber inside the bell jar the world shrugs and moves on.
Peddling the usual lies and garbage from your Trump hater Uniparty sources
NRO or WSJ .
It might be time for your phony concerned act to move off this website. . I am tired of your astroturfing here.
Head back to the GOP Briefing Room for your medal.
Because we aren’t interested in helping along the left’s tantrum of the week.
We’ll get back to work here so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of not having Hillary as president, while you walk around with your nose in the air.
Four lame ducks and a goose.
What actual proof do we have the Russians meddled and what exactly did they do? Meddling is a vague term.
At least I haven't personally lost a friend or loved one because of their gross incompetence, but many have.
HOW did Mueller KNOW that these 12 people Hacked the DNC server when the DNC told them to get F*cked and wouldn't let them LOOK at the server!!
You must have forgotten the media savaging the intelligence community for the Iraq war- bush lied people died- and you’re upset that trump is skeptical? You need a (d) by your name
If you ever needed any proof the Internationalist Screw Offline is globalist shill rag, here it is....
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