The Senate took action today to prevent Trump from removing sanctions placed on Russia. In fact they added additional measures in retaliation for the interference in our election, and reprehensible actions in war-torn Syria. With a vote of 97-2, The august body approved a measure which would allow them to block any effort by Trump to remove any and all sanctions enacted upon Vladimir Putin’s nation.
It was recently reported that Trump and his circle of sinners originally planned to remove all sanctions placed upon Russia by the Obama Administration in the first days of his illegitimate presidency. Meetings between Trump’s campaign staff and Russian agents may have occurred for this very purpose. Was it intended to be ‘payback’ for supporting Trump’s presidency?
“This administration has been too eager, far too eager in my mind, to put sanctions relief on the table,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday. “We cannot let Russia’s meddling in our elections go unpunished, lest they ever consider something similar again.”
Rex Tillerson, who is not only the unqualified Secretary of State, but also has very close ties with Putin, economically and personally, shot back at the Senate. He warned them against ‘tying the administration’s hands.’
Trump has yet to read “The Presidency for Dummies,” and has no understanding about how government works; but he’s going to learn. Everything Trump has been forced to accept is because he is experiencing ‘on-the-job training. This does not work for the position of President of the United States.
Tillerson did recognize the fact that Putin interfered with our election.
“I certainly agree with the sentiment that has been conveyed by several members from both parties that Russia must be held accountable for its meddling in U.S. elections,” Tillerson said, adding that he agrees Russia did attempt to interfere. However, he disagrees with the Senate that additional sanctions are the right approach.
Tillerson aided Putin in developing oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean as the CEO of Exxon/Mobile. One of the primary sanctions enacted by President Obama forbids American interests from continuing the extraction of natural gas and crude from the area.
The battles in Washington will grow in number as the 2018 midterms draw near. Republicans will cease their hypocritical support of Trump’s immoral and destructive policies the moment it appears that their own reelections are in jeopardy.
Stay tuned; the fun is just beginning.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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