Cornyn: Russia's aggression should dispel Obama’s ‘naïveté’

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border Senate GOP tries to defuse Trump border crisis Dem plays audio from child detention center on Senate floor MORE (R-Texas) said he hopes Russia’s annexation of Crimea will “dispel” President Obama of his “naïveté” in believing the Russian-U.S. relationship has been “reset.”

The Obama administration had sought to “reset” the relationship with Russia. But Cornyn accused the president of looking weak and ignoring other aggressions from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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“Putin has thumbed his nose at the United States and international order,” Cornyn said. “Yet none of that has kept Obama from calling the ‘reset’ with Russia a success.”

Cornyn said that even before Crimea, Russia had threatened to target missile defense sites, vetoed United Nations resolutions on Syria, produced anti-American propaganda, stopped Americans from adopting Russian children and protected U.S. traitor Edward Snowden.

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