Earlier today, President Trump stood next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and defended the Kremlin against the fact—confirmed by American intelligence agencies—that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Will Sen. Dean Heller continue to stay silent and spineless in the face of Trump’s disgraceful behavior this morning?
So far, the answer is yes. Meanwhile, other Republicans are speaking out and slamming President Trump’s embarrassing performance.
- Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain: “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory”
- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker: Trump “made us look as a nation more like a pushover”
- Senator Lindsey Graham: “This answer by President Trump will be seen by Russia as a sign of weakness and create far more problems than it solves”
- Senator Jeff Flake: “I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful”
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:
“The integrity of our democracy is at stake after Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but Sen. Heller can’t seem to find his spine after President Trump’s disastrous summit with Vladimir Putin. Sen. Heller’s craven silence and refusal to criticize President Trump’s humiliating performance makes clear to Nevadans that he cannot be trusted to be anything but a loyal rubber stamp for the White House.”