WASHINGTON – Republican senators said Thursday that President Donald Trump was wrong to blame Congress for deteriorating relations with Russia. Lawmakers instead faulted Russia for allegedly meddling in last year’s U.S. elections and for its interventions in other countries.
“I was shocked by that,” conservative Sen. Pat Toomey, Republican from Pennsylvania, said of Trump’s claim. “Because relations with Russia are in a bad place, and it’s entirely because of (Russian President) Vladimir Putin, it’s not because of Congress.”
Trump sparked the latest dispute with an early-morning tweet that seemed prompted by a package of sanctions against Russia that he reluctantly signed on …read more
Source: The News