In a soft-ball interview with Bill O’Reilly over the weekend, Trump, to the shock of Republicans and Democrats alike, indicated that America does not have the moral standing to question killings ordered by Vladimir Putin. This bizarre development is causing congressional Republicans to consider (finally!) how, and to what extent, they are willing to break from Trump in order to stand up for American values.
As reported by the Washington Post, during the interview, Trump “offered a fulsome defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the weekend, leaving Republican lawmakers frustrated and flummoxed yet again by the president’s warm feelings toward the rival nation.”
“Congressional Republicans have broken with Trump over dozens of controversial statements he has made during his campaign, his transition and now his presidency. But few issues appear to have confounded lawmakers as much as his consistent defense of Putin. Trump’s coziness is at odds with years of Republican foreign policy orthodoxy calling for a more aggressive stance toward Putin’s regime.”
As reported earlier by Restore Progress, congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has recently demanded an investigation into Trump’s seeming subservience to Russia. Hopefully Trump’s latest statements will convince Republicans to support a rigorous and independent investigation.