Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans’ refusal to block the Treasury Department’s relief of sanctions on three Russian companies.
“Forty two Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin rather than the American people. The Trump administration has been shamefully and suspiciously weak on President Putin, and the Senate had a chance today to send a strong, bipartisan message that we won’t let Putin’s cronies off the hook. Today’s vote sends an unfortunate signal to Putin that he can continue to mess around and manipulate the US without repercussions. I’m extremely disappointed that many of my Republican colleagues are too afraid of breaking with President Trump to stand up to a thug.””