Senators Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio continue push to prepare sanctions in case Russia interferes with November’s midterm elections.
Graham told “Face the Nation” that sanctions should be in place before Trump meets with Putin again after failing to discuss election interference in their first meeting.
Rubio co-authored a bipartisan bill that would automatically enact sanctions if the US director of national intelligence concludes Russia interfered in elections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A pair of prominent Republican US senators said on Sunday that the United States needs to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections.
Senator Lindsey Graham said additional sanctions must be teed up before President Donald Trump holds a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the US leader came under heavy criticism for failing to confront Putin about interference in the 2016 election at a summit last Monday.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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