Despite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wanting the Senate to back off on sanctions against Russia, in a near unanimous decision, Tillerson was denied his request.
According to The Washington Post:
“The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow Congress to block any efforts by the president to scale back sanctions against Russia, and to strengthen those sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and its actions in Syria.”
“The vote of 97 to 2 is a sharp rebuke to President Trump’s posture on Russia and his resistance to the intelligence community’s assessment that the country was behind efforts to influence the election he won.”
Senate has voted 97-2 for the Russia sanctions package that Tillerson warned today could tie his hands as he tries to negotiate with Moscow
— Anne Rumsey Gearan (@agearan) June 14, 2017
The only ones who decided to
be traitors vote with Tillerson were Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY).
Better yet, if the House votes in the same regard as the Senate, Trump won’t be able to veto it. Trump’s love for Russia will be put in check in exactly the way our government is set up to run. That’s why we have three branches of government, so one branch doesn’t have more power than another.
Credit where credit is due. Good job, Senators.
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