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 CottonOvernight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war Hillicon Valley: DOJ appeals AT&T-Time Warner ruling | FBI agent testifies in heated hearing | Uproar after FCC changes rules on consumer complaints | Broadcom makes bid for another US company | Facebook under fire over conspiracy sites Hillicon Valley: Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner ruling | New report on election security | FBI agent testifies in marathon hearing 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 McCainRand Paul ‘concerned’ about Kavanaugh Senate Dems tell Trump: Don't meet with Putin one-on-one McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 MORE (R-Ariz.) shot back, tweeting that the American people can thank Putin for "attacking our democracy, invading neighbors & threatening our allies."