Skip to comments.GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin
Posted on 04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT by jimbo123
Frustrated with President Barack Obamas reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response.
What weve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing with the situation after something bad has already occurred, he said.
Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police for failing to stem the growing unrest.
The bill comes as a new WSJ/NBC News Poll shows large number of Americans want the U.S. to shrink its role in world affairs.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Marco Rubio of Florida and Dan Coats of Indiana, among others, are expected to support the bill.
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The Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014 is cosponsored by Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tn.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), John McCain (R-Az.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mark Kirk (R-Il.), John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Jim Risch (R-Id.), Dan Coats (R-In.), Pat Roberts (R-Ks.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jim Inhofe (R-Ok.), Rob Portman (R-Oh.), Orrin Hatch (R-Ut.), John Thune (R-.S.D.) and Jeff Flake (R-Az.).
I'm more worried about the Iran nuts and the N Korean nuts and the Chinese "Island feud".
Have the RINOs EVER not supported the Arab and Russian
“SPRINGS” started by Obama, Soros, and Dohrn?
Just a hunch but if you jackasses would have done your jobs and reined in Nero a while back, you wouldn’t have to be tugging at America’s patriotic heartstrings with Red Menace propaganda now in order to cover for your failure.
I see a letter with stern language being readied.
McCain, McConnell and Rove didn’t get their war with Syria so now they want one with Russia instead.
They don’t really care the war is, as long as there’s war.
Don’t forget our “freedom loving friends” in Libya.
McQueeg showing Amb Stevens some love, I see.
Cornyn is another one of the RINOS who want war with Russia. The GOP-e leaders are insane.
So how much does the GOP want to stick taxpayers with THIS time?
This is not going to accomplish anything at all and it is NOT going to help win elections.
Do they honestly think it will prevent Putin's aggression?
Well that would be the point. Make people abandon hope so the left can win then blame us for it.
And if a war lessens the population, it’s good for Gaia in the long run.
Neo-Con’s who can’t wait to get us into another war!
Putin? How about Obama? Whimps.
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