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GOP senator: US-Russia relationship 'not good right now' because of Putin

GOP senator: US-Russia relationship 'not good right now' because of Putin
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Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonThis week: Trump delivers State of the Union amid immigration fight Ingraham: White House yanked immigration plan defense from show After shutdown surrender, why should progressives ever trust Chuck Schumer again? MORE (R-Ark.) on Sunday said the U.S.-Russia relationship is at a low right now because of the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Russia remains an adversary to the United States. We have some overlapping interests. It would be better if our relationship was better," he said on CBS's "Face The Nation."
 
"But our relationship is not good right now because of Vladimir Putin."
 
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Cotton said there are further steps he thinks can be taken regarding Russia.
 
President Trump last week signed into law a bill overwhelmingly approved by Congress that imposes new sanctions on Russia and curbs the president's authority to lift them.
 
After he signed it, Trump put blame on Congress for the U.S. relationship with Russia.

"Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low," Trump tweeted. "You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us [healthcare]!"

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Meghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' Kelly says Trump not likely to extend DACA deadline MORE (R-Ariz.) shot back, tweeting that the American people can thank Putin for "attacking our democracy, invading neighbors & threatening our allies."