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 CottonTom Bryant CottonOn The Trail: Pence's knives come out Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline 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 McCainBill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE (R-Ariz.) shot back, tweeting that the American people can thank Putin for "attacking our democracy, invading neighbors & threatening our allies."